How often do we out things down to chance or coincidence, when actually God may well be working? Although God’s name is not actually mentioned in the book of Esther, His hand is so clearly seen. God’s seeming silence does not mean his absence, for He is surely at work to providentially bring about his purpose. The principle of God working in seemingly normal history is captured for us in this timeless book. May we also be able to discern instances of providence in our own lives?