A Time of Celebration
The book of Esther begins with a party prepared by a pagan king but ends with a party prepared for God's people . For God's people, their story started with sin and sadness, but ended in rejoicing and celebration. Even in times of challenges and hardships, God invites us and even commands us to rejoice. This Sunday we will read about God's people rejoicing at the end of their story, and we will explore what we have to rejoice in, even though we are in the middle of ours.