The story of Esther is a story where weakness wins, the proud stumble, and God’s enemies end up swinging on their own gallows.
When King Ahasuerus came with his armies, despots trembled in their thrones, gods toppled in their temples, and nations disappeared into the terrible maw of his mighty empire. At his word, laws were written, enemies executed, and friends rewarded beyond reckoning.
And the fate of God’s people hangs over oblivion by a thread hung on his whims.
The story of Esther is a story of triumph through weakness—a story where God lurks just underneath the narrative surface, putting his power on display as he confronts the might of empire armed with nothing but an old man and a young girl. No, this is not a book about dating.
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