The book of Esther is like a fairy tale. Esther was a young Jewish woman who lived in a country ruled by King Xerxes. King Xerxes was not pleased with his queen. So he started looking for a new queen.
A Jewish man named Mordecai lived in this land, too. He took care of his cousin, Esther. Esther was a very beautiful young woman. King Xerxes chose Esther to be his new queen. Maybe Esther was afraid to be the queen. But Mordecai continued to help and encourage her.
In Xerxes’ kingdom was a man named Haman. Haman hated the Jews. He asked the king to kill all the Jewish people. Mordecai told Esther about this plan. Mordecai and Esther saved the Jews from being killed.
God helped Esther become the queen so that she could save her people. God has a job for you, too. God was with Esther, and God will be with you. He will help you do great things for His kingdom.