But the LORD is the true God, He is the living God, and an everlasting king. Jeremiah 10:10
The story of Queen Esther takes us back nearly 500 years before Jesus was even born. It's a story about an ordinary kind of girl who first became Queen, then became a great hero by risking her own life to save her people. You can read the whole story in the Bible, in the book of Esther (imagine - a book in the Bible named in honor of this great lady.)
God's people, Israel, were in captivity in Babylon, whose ruler was called Ahasuerus (also known as Xerxes.) He was a hard man and when his queen Vashti didn't do what he wanted, he threw her in prison and began to look for another queen.
All the lovely young women were brought before this wicked king. He finally chose one - yes, it was Esther. The king didn't know that Esther was a Jewess and that she would always obey God before any earthly king. And that's how Esther's great adventure began.
Prayer: Father, thank You that You are a great God and a great King above all gods. Amen.