he study of the providence of God is both exciting and profitable, it thrills our hearts as we see the wisdom and power of our Heavenly Father, it strengthens our resolve as we marvel at the sufficiency of his grace and it brings comfort when we do not understand what is happening to us or around us. Esther is all about that marvellous providence. Studying it can deepen our trust, enrich our worship, and intensify our love for our great God. It will reassure us that though we may not always see him he never loses sight of us. The history of Esther is one of the clearest examples of Paul's great assertion in Romans 8:28 - "We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him."