This summer the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman hit the movie theaters.
Super Hero movies are exciting, but there’s a story of a woman named Esther in the Old Testament that’ll make you believe she was the original Wonder Woman. She didn’t have any super hero powers, but she rose up at just the right time to save an entire race of people.
Her story is grounded in faith, and what’s amazing is that nowhere in the book is God’s name mentioned. There’s no evidence of Him in worship. No sign of Him through a miracle. No prophet proclaiming His message. However, God’s plan is discovered throughout the pages of the story, reminding us that God’s unseen hand is powerful in the lives of those who love and trust to Him.
If you’ve never read Esther, you’ll be surprised at how compelling it is and how much you learn about courage, and trusting in the invisible providence of God.
Nothing escapes the Lord’s watchful eyes and powerful hand. His plan means that at just the right time, justice will be done. Romans 12:19 says, Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.” As we end this study on Esther we’ll see that while we haven’t once read God’s name throughout the book, we have seen His sovereignty displayed. Evil is destroyed and justice is done. You won’t want to miss the compelling end to this fascinating story. It’s an ironic twist of fate that will cause you to say, “Now that’s justice!”