Introduction to Esther
As an illustration of the marvelous, secret hand of God working through circumstances, events, and human beings to orchestrate His desire and design, the book of Esther is an absolute classic example of God’s wonderful providence at work. Some have been troubled that God is never mentioned in this book, strange for a sacred book. But that omission is by design, for the emphasis in Esther is on the work of the hidden hand of God in human affairs, not the miracle-working God of Exodus, say. The fact is, God’s regular way of working out His plan is by secondary means, not direct intervention, as in the case of miracles, which are exceptional acts of God for exceptional circumstances. Study the hand of God in Esther and learn to appreciate how the smallest and most insignificant things in life can come together and make for a great monument of divine intervention.