History is replete with the power of one; with those who owned the rare commodity of moral courage—those daring individuals who were “willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, and the wrath of their society.” Esther was one of those.
The evil plan to exterminate the Jews was underway. Nothing visible had given anyone any hope, at least not yet. But remember, God moves in mysterious ways.
The Jews in Persia moved closer toward their doom. As we are going to learn, the Lord intervened in a most unusual manner, and when He did, everything changed.
God’s silence should never be interpreted as His absence. Take the story of Esther…Not once is His name mentioned in all 10 chapters of the book, yet none can deny His presence.
Some things seem impossible. Then the “impossible” occurs. Such is the scene recorded in Esther 8. Those who sat in darkness suddenly saw a great light.
The plot against the Jews failed and the king rewrote his edict. God’s justice may appear slow in coming, but His justice is sure when it comes.
It is essential to enjoy times of refreshment and celebrating. That is what the Jews did when Esther led them to establish the Feast of Purim.
In a day like ours, when there are reasons to believe that things are slipping out of control, we need this helpful reminder that in the end, God wins.