Esther is a woman who is strong, beautiful and courageous. She had many challenges to overcome to become the woman she is. She was orphaned as a child. Esther was adopted by her cousin, Mordecai. She grows up to become a woman of beauty. It is her beauty that draws Xerxes to Esther to make her his wife. It is through the love that Xerxes has for her, that gives her the strength and courage to fight for her very own people. She wins the victory over Haman and rises to her position as queen and wife. Many of us, as women, are faced with challenges early in life. Yet those tribulations are often the very thing that God uses to make who we are meant to be. The hard times we face in our lives give us strength and character. We also learn what we are fighting for. We learn that love can overcome everything. Most times, we also discover that the pain from the past can be what has brought us to this moment. Now is the time that we can stand up for who we are, for what we have been through and fight for ourselves and those we love the most.
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”