In the book of Esther, there is not one single mention of God. Not only so, there is not one single mention of prayer, or of any religious practice. It’s merely told as a story of great dramatic import. Yet though the name of God is not in that book, the power of God is stamped all over that book. There’s a wonderful principle in this – which is why God does not record His name there – that the principle might even become more emphatic in our mind… PROVIDENCE is in that book! We can’t see God today, we can’t see His angel today, there are no prophets to come and say “Thus saith the LORD.” But everywhere in our lives God is stamped, because Divine Providence follows us in all facets of our lives. And be it in safety or in danger, be it in prosperity or in adversity, God is there. God is a reality to them by the eye of faith, in which they can see Him.
-Excerpt from “Esther – Queen of Destiny” by John Martin
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