book of Esther, and you step back in time to ancient Persia around 480
B.C. It's a time of kings and queens in a vast empire covering most of
what we know as the Middle East today--and beyond. Esther's story is
filled with risky twists and turns, happy and fearful moments, dangerous
and deadly outcomes.
What's more, it shows us God's deliverance and
care for his people. Scattered throughout the world, the Lord's
followers trust that God will keep his age-old promises to make them a
great nation and to bless others through them. As you look into Esther's
story, keep an eye open for the presence and work of God, who watches
over and cares for his people always.