As Queen Esther, she was given divine courage, strength, self-sacrifice, vulnerability that would turn around the strong to a weakened foe (Haman). These gifts were placed inside her to help her control the attention and focus of the King and to strengthen her; she would need more than her gracious beauty to sustain her and save her people. This would unfold in the coming together of her beloved people in a heart unified in both purpose and a show of their loving ties to God.
Esther's saving of the Jews is a warning to all who seek to destroy the innocent. God's covering over Israel remains our covering, for we are the spiritual children of Abraham.
The queen had no children of her own, but in a glorious amazement, this barren woman would now be a mother of the nation she would lead to safety, to the disgrace of the foe and avenger (the Old Serpent in the person of Haman). God had given Queen Esther multiple graces to overcome the wickedness of Haman, though this was unknown to her and her people. When the crown of God's love is over a person or people, though it may not be noticeable to the naked eye, we cannot tamper with them; doing so would be touching God's winning heart. I hope those who read this book would have experiences of their own to tell of, drawing from the guardian Spirit who orchestrated its good writing. Know that our Master Holy Spirit is the compassionate understanding, laughter, and support we offer those in need; the lovingkindness we show our kin, friends, bosses, peers, and colleagues; the hungry we help feed; the elderly we bless with our time, love, money, care, and love; and much more. As you read this book, may you find in your own life's journey the strength and wisdom of the women whose lives and roles are examined here un