In chapter 2, we are introduced to the book’s heroine, Esther. We see the way God works through circumstances and people to achieve his purposes – all of which are leading up to the sacrifice of Christ.
King Xerxes was a proud man and he loved to boast about himself. But no matter where he thought his authority came from; all authority comes from God alone. Xerxes’ actions were subject to the plans of God, as we shall see as the story of Esther unfolds.
God speaks to us through the ordinary and through the extraordinary. We don’t always understand our circumstances, or the way God works, but we know we can trust him. If we fix our eyes on him, look at the things he show us, we can be sure that he will lead us into his purposes.