Esther - For Such a Time as This
Whatever may have been thought at the time, this little book profoundly reveals that while God may have withdrawn His presence from His people, at least in a public sense, when they stood in mortal danger His love for them, and His care of them, remained. The fascinating story of the book of Esther is certainly no fairy tale, on the contrary, it tells of the triumph of good over evil! It centers on the wisdom and prowess of the beautiful queen Esther when she was confronted with the machinations of the wicked Haman, who was then the King’s first minister. The ten chapters that make up the book may be divided into five pairs, and over each pair can be written the name of one of the five actors that are most prominent in the book as a whole.