Then the king extended the gold sceptre to Esther
and she arose and stood before him.

Esther 8:4

There has always been a strict protocol about royal audiences and getting it wrong, or appearing uninvited, could in some cultures cost you your life. How amazing to appreciate again that as believers in the Lord Jesus, we have access to the heavenly throne room of the King of Kings at any time, through prayer (Heb 4:16).

Daily Reading: Matthew 20:21-34