For every divine shout there are a million whispers. The book of Esther relates the story of our whispering God, who, in unseen and inscrutable ways, superintends all the actions and circumstances for the good of his people. This priceless book reminds us that he need not be loud to be strong. He need not cast a shadow to be present. God is still eloquent in his seeming silence and still active when he appears most distant.
The theme of the book of Esther—indeed, the theme of the Bible—is that all the injustices of the world will be turned on their head. Grand reversals are God’s trademark. And he invites you and me to partner with him in this work. The headline of the book of Esther reads: Relief will come. Will you be a part of it?