What appeared to be a spontaneous gathering in the village of Bethany in reality was a set time predicted by the prophet Zechariah.
Fully aware of how events would unfold, Jesus approached Jerusalem not with fear or anxiety, but with purpose and unwavering resolve.
Purim stands as a memorial to the reality that even though wicked men may attempt to destroy the Jewish people, it can never happen.
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.
God set the stage. But, the players still had a choice as to whether they would fulfill their destiny.
That the Nazis were obsessed with record keeping and marked victims with tattoos is proof that the Holocaust is historical fact revisionists cannot erase.