The Godly Woman: Becoming Esther, by Charo Washer

August 1st, 2007 | 2 Comments | Christianity, Teaching The Godly Woman: Becoming Esther, by Charo Washer |  Facebook

Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months in oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics. And this is how she would go to the king…
Esther 2:12-13

I have always been amazed at the kind of preparation that the future queen Esther had to go through before she was able to come before King Xerxes. Would any of us want to go through twelve months of beauty treatments before meeting the man of our dreams? Probably not, but then again, imagine the possibilities. One year set aside for one sole purpose – becoming all you can be for the one you love the most. Precious time to cultivate beauty, to make an investment in education and etiquette, to strengthen virtue, and build character.

The preparation of Esther reminds me of that precious time between the awakening of desire in a young woman’s heart to share her life with a mate and the moment she walks down the aisle. For many, this time of preparation is seen as nothing more than a time of waiting. Single women often see themselves as sitting on the shelf while life passes them by, or as sitting on the bench while others play the game. They do not realize that they are wasting the most important time of their lives, they are robbing themselves of great joy and reward, they are robbing their future husbands of a more virtuous woman, and they are robbing God of a servant through whom He desires to do great things.

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2 Responses to “The Godly Woman: Becoming Esther, by Charo Washer”

  1. namoiiiiiiiii says:

    this is really great reading and it really helped me put things into perspective cause its so difficult to comprehend sometimes……szsriogh

  2. Rose M. says:

    Wow. I’m certainly late to this post. Sorry about that. I did want to leave a comment to thank you for your [Charo] insight into yesterday’s Esther and today’s woman. Very truthful and compelling. Thank you.

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