The Story of Esther
Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to all the Jews who were in the provinces, obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar, , annually. This was to celebrate their deliverance from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a holiday. This was called the Feast of Purim
Queen Esther wrote the second letter, with full authority, about Purim. The letters were sent to one hundred twenty-seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus.
Thus, was the story of Esther. Her courageous heart allowed her, in God’s guidance, to save a whole nation. She seized the opportunity God had given to her and, therefore, her life made a significant difference. She put her life in jeopardy to save her own people. Like Esther, God is at work in our lives and we need to be on the lookout for how God is changing us and working in our lives to make changes of all sizes and in many areas of our lives, or the lives of others. With God as your strength and guide, are you ready to make a difference?
- Bible used in reading and studying was the Life Application Study Bible – New American Standard Bible.