"Who is he, and where is he, who has dared to do this?" (v5). Written like a play, Esther’s story reaches its climax when the evil Haman is exposed before the king. The man at the king’s right hand is revealed to be a cruel, petty, disloyal schemer: “A foe and enemy! This wicked Haman!” (v6). Though set in a palace, the story expresses the longing of ordinary human hearts – that in a world of darkness and confusion, one day, truth will be revealed, evil exposed, and God’s righteousness, in the end, will win.
“It shall be fulfilled” (v2). Like Esther and her people, we wait. We know that the salvation begun in Bethlehem will be completed when our King returns.