Esther was chosen as the Queen among the virgins that were present not because of her intelligent, not because of her beauty, not because she was a Jew, not because she was an orphan but rather because of the grace of God upon her life. When the grace of God is upon ones life, sorrows will turn to joy, failure will turn to success, negative will turn to positive, the last will become the first, disappointment will turn to victory, who is unknown will become known. But on the other hand, we should not forget the pains she went through before she was selected. She was abused with the rest virgins who did not even know their fate. It was not they that chose to go through such abuse but rather they were forced against their wish.
In the evening she went and in the morning she returned to the second house of the women to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s eunuch who kept the concubines. She would not go in to the king again unless the king delighted in her and called for her by name – Esther 2 : 14.
What pain the women that were selected went through, because I imagined myself in their position. They have voice but cannot be heard and in the midst of such tribulation the good part of it is that God who knows the heart of men is still in control to make His promises come to pass. God was aware of the suffering Esther and the rest of them are going to pass through because He knows the end from the beginning but He has already chosen to use Esther to set the Jews free.
We should always bear in mind that in every breakthrough, there is bound to be suffering and it is in the midst of such, God will strengthen your spiritual muscles so that when the blessing now comes, no demon will raise up its ugly and stubborn head against such blessing without you being able to fight for what is rightfully yours.
There was injustice despite the fact that the preparation seems to be for marriage but the painful part of it is the slavery concubines and who was not chosen will go throughout her life carrying such burden of abuse in her heart because when one is passing through pains, it always easy to tell the victim ”try to overcome and forget about it” but there is no bush or waist bin where pains are being deposited but rather it will still remain in the mind. It is true that we cannot take over the pains of another, it is the victim who has to always bear such pain but the burden can be shared.
Father, You are a God that hear the cry of Your children. Help those that are being abuse and oppressed today in one way or the other. Let their cry be Your cry, let their tears be Your tears, let their sorrow be Your sorrow so that at the end Your glory will be manifest in their lives in the name of Jesus Christ.