08 August 2007

Should He Call Her?

When we last left our story, King Xerxes had commanded Vashti-the-Knock-Out onto the catwalk.

She refused him. Flat out.
Refused the king.
Refused him in front of his gang.
Not only refused him in front of his own gang, but refused him in front of all the rival gangs he'd thrown this keg party to impress.

Man, what a drag. The guy gets no respect. She's dissin' him.
So he asks his peeps what he ought to do.

"So, if the king agrees, let him pronounce a royal ruling and have it recorded in the laws of the Persians and Medes so that it cannot be revoked, that Vashti is permanently banned from King Xerxes' presence. And then let the king give her royal position to a woman who knows her place. When the king's ruling becomes public knowledge throughout the kingdom, extensive as it is, every woman, regardless of her social position, will show proper respect to her husband.

... Later, when King Xerxes' anger had cooled and he was having second thoughts about what Vashti had done and what he had ordered against her..."

Should he call her? Beg her to forgive him?
Admit to being a jerk? A ROYAL jerk?

But then, what would the gang say?
They'd laugh, they'd scoff, they'd talk about him behind his back.

Oh, but Vashti, Vashti!
His Lady V. She's tearing him up inside.
Maybe she'll come back to him.
He misses her. Misses her like he'd miss his right arm.

No... he can't... his pride won't allow it.
He ain't missin' her at all. Since she's been gone away.
He ain't missin' her at all.
He can lie to himself.

Missing You, John Waite.
(For the record, I have always loved this song!)

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Blogger Christianne said...

Okay, so the whole post rocked, but my favorite part was the photo of the telephone booth.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Kelley said...

Hilarious audio commentary! Yes, I too have always loved this song (brings me back to high school). And it is a perfect rendition of Xerxes' possible feelings.

I thought of you Soulperbloggers while I listened to John Ortberg's session at the LEAD conference this weekend. He basically took the book of Esther apart to illustrate "shadow mission." He was very funny--deadpan, dry humor--as he unveiled each step of God's real mission in Esther's life, a true mission of courage, salvation, and significance that went against the culture's shadow mission for her and all women--winning "Miss Persia" so she could enjoy the ultimate glory of being Mr. Wonderful's trophy wife (gag!). It was a fascinating talk...I will see if I can get the audio at some point.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Jenni Saake - Hannah's Hope, InnerBeauty, InfertilityMom, Hannah's Hope said...

I love the way you tie in these devotional reflections with songs. Really gets me thinking!

By the way, I just noticed your entry on my Inner Beauty Girlz blog that you left nearly a month ago - sorry! Yes, you would need to have an account to leave a note for me on the Shoutlife page. I know Sandra Glahn has an account there. It's free and I've made many great friends over there.

Do you use a certain program for homeschooling? We will be studdying Japan this year (along with several other countires) using the "Exploring Countries and Cultures" year in My Father's World - www.mfwbook.com Our homeschool page is www.homeschoolblogger.com/InfertilityMom if you want to drop by and visit. :)

12:39 PM  

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