As pilgrims passed through the beauty of the Judean highlands, the hills were a visible reminder that the Guardian of Israel was none other than the Creator of heaven and earth.
The question for Christians is not What could we do? after the fact. Rather, “What can I do to combat anti-Semitism today?”
Therefore the Jews of the villages who dwelt in the unwalled towns celebrated the fourteenth day of the month of Adar with gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and for sending presents to one another.
Esther’s decision to risk death to avert the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of biblical faith.
With the resurgence of anti-Semitism, the Old Testament book of Esther provides a strong reminder that those who devise plans to harm the Jewish people do so at their own peril.