King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores.
2 And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?
3 Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.
Reflection. So ends a book of the Bible about the salvation of a people through the beauty and bravery of Esther, and of the wisdom of Mordecai. So, ends a book that does not directly mention God. However, it clearly reveals God at work. His name is not written in the book, but His fingerprints are all over it. Do not the coincidences, the amazing reversals of fortune, and the poetic justice that led to the deliverance of the Jews in Persia all proclaim the presence of God?
If you want an enjoyable hour have a read of the whole book.
Prayer. Lord of the Covenant, thank you for your faithfulness. In Jesus's name. Amen.