This woman is incredible. She grew up as the persecuted minority in her besieged homeland. Miraculous circumstances brought her into the court and favor of the king, and thus into a position to save her people, the Jews, from being destroyed by royal decree. Despite the danger of the situation before her, Esther entered the court of the king to beg for her people’s lives. No doubt that Esther was preserved for “such a time as this” – to save her people. God needed her at this very moment to save hundreds of thousands of His other sons and daughters. Esther’s story shows us that one person has infinite worth, for one person can save an entire nation. We may not ever be in circumstances quite like Esther, but we do have the power to have an enormous influence on the world around us. We are precious to our Father, He knows our potential, and He will use us where He sees fit to make the biggest difference.
A Samaritan. An adulteress. A woman. Any other Jewish man would have ignored or even berated her. But not the Savior. As the woman drew water at a well, Christ took time to talk to her and teach her as if she were an equal. Because Christ showed her that she had value and taught her truth, she believed and was able to spread the good word to help convert many others. Through her story, we learn that no matter our circumstances, background, or past mistakes, we are all loved individually by our Father in Heaven and His Son. No sin can bar us from their love. Through Christ, we can overcome any setback and we can all make a difference.