The Meaning of Christ’s Ascension
If ever there was a series of extraordinary coincidences in life, then this chapter records it! An event that had been forgotten, a king who couldn't sleep, a record of the forgotten event being read, an official who comes to the palace at that very moment and a misunderstanding that reverses the fortunes of a race condemned to death. The pending disaster that was set in stone by Persian law and to which there was no answer from human wisdom and diplomacy was averted by nothing less than divine, sovereign intervention.
This fifth chapter in the story of Esther becomes a study in contrasts: between a humble and thoughtful queen on the one hand and on the other, a proud and reckless official. The life and conduct of each in their own way says a great deal about how they relate to God as much as how they relate to other people around them. The old adage, 'actions speak louder than words', says more to us than we might imagine about how our Christian testimony comes across to those who know and observe us.
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