Traces of God

“If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”

(Esther 4:14 NLT)

It has often been noted that the book of Esther omits any direct references to God, while still hinting at His involvement in the narrative. The exclusion of any direct references to God in the narrative is much like what has happened today. While not many believers can openly speak of their faith in God, their actions and words still allude to Him, which eventually become apparent to those watching. That’s because somehow God always leaves a trace of Himself so that we’re capable of finding Him. Therefore, society’s attempts to leave Him out are futile. So take courage knowing that God can still use your life to point others to Him, even though you may not necessarily be able to mention His name.

God is always at work, even when we can’t see Him.

Photo by Dominika Roseclay on

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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