Pocket Sized Thoughts – Esther – Part 1

Esther 1:1-22 “Let the king give her royal estate to one who is better than she” (v.19)

Though chronologically set at the time of the Babylonian captivity, the story of Esther is timeless in its value. God’s name is never mentioned but His invisible hand of care is always in evidence. It is difficult to identify who exactly Ahasuerus was. Some say Xerxes, but whoever he was, he was an extremely powerful king ruling over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. The feast was in honour of an unknown celebration and during the days of feasting and drunkenness, Queen Vashti refused to appear. The king’s pride was offended, Vashti was deposed and an alternative was to be found. Thus, through unusual circumstances, the pattern of God’s care for His people begins to be woven. God is able to use any situation to display His love, care, kindness and mercy for His people. Trusting Him in the unknown and the unseen is a key of faith, which we need to exercise in all areas of our lives.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that Your hand is invisibly, yet most evidently at work in my life.”