Some say the book of Esther shouldn't be in the Bible at all: It doesn't mention God, prayer, any of the prophets, Moses, the Law, or King David, for example. It also was not written on any of the Dead Scrolls.
But as this story unfolds it is clear that God is at work behind the scenes, setting the stage, choosing the characters, and lining up the events so that everyone and everything fulfills its role as part of His grand design: the survival of the Hebrews, through whom the Messiah would come to the world.
God is in the business of transforming Zeroes into Heroes. Esther was a nobody, but through a series of just-right situations she was chosen to become the Queen of Persia and save the king's life. And that's just the first part of the story! Tune in next week...
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