Seeking God Between the Lines in the Story of Esther
September 26, 2021
Seminarian Brandon Nonnemaker notes that the story of Esther includes many compelling elements: a striking heroine, a ruthless villain, murder and revenge. But where was God in the story? Not once is God mentioned, nor prayer. God existed in the tensions between choices that Esther faced, and God’s guidance gave her the courage to save her people. Each of us, like Esther, is given unique gifts we can use, in big and little ways, to respond to God’s calling in our lives.
See Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22.