And in every province and in every city, wherever the king’s command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and a holiday. And many from the peoples of the country declared themselves Jews, for fear of the Jews had fallen on them. Esther 8:17 (Context: Esther 2:1-23, 8:1-17)
The story of Esther unfolds without an mention of God, and yet it’s audacious and intricate plot paints an undeniable portrait of Providence. God had set His favor on Esther, Mordecai, and the Jews. Even many people from the nations knew they had witnessed history; specifically, His-story! History brims with the fingerprints of Providence, offering many reasons to celebrate with gladness and joy.
- Write down several examples of Providence in your favorite part of history.
- What evidence do you see of His-story in present events?
- Talk with someone about these evidences of Providence so you can have gladness and joy together.