31 Days of Grace
The King loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the others; so he set a royal crown upon her head and made her queen.
Esther was very uncertain of what would happen after she appeared uninvited to the king. Her very life was on the line. She had obtained grace and favor in his sight, but still wasn't openly invited to meet with him.
Not so with our King.
Hebrews 4:16 instructs us to come boldly before God's throne to find grace and mercy in our time of need. And as children of God, we have obtained unmerited favor in His sight. Knowing that, why wouldn't we come boldly before His throne? Esther was waiting for the king to extend his scepter so she knew whether or not she was welcome in his presence. We are always welcome. The grace and favor the Lord extends to us means we never have to wonder whether He will hold out His scepter - His throne room is always open for us.
Unmerited favor (grace) = unrestricted access to the Heavenly Throne. May we always be aware of this privilege God's grace allows us to experience.