The Book of Esther is a page turner, filled with political intrigue, suspense, a heroine, and a villain—all the required elements for a great drama.
God’s providential hand is always working behind the scenes on our behalf as He goes before us, prepares our way, walks beside us, and is our rearguard. If we look beyond our visible circumstances, through eyes of faith we’ll see God’s hand orchestrating events for our good and His glory.
The story of Esther powerfully illustrates how the actions of one person can change the course of history to bring about God’s kingdom purposes.
Although the word prayer is not mentioned in this unique book, the Book of Esther illustrates the purpose of intercession: to move the heart of God, to restrain evil, and to restore His people.