The story the Esther writer tells is true. But also, it is a parable. The Father included this historical account in his Word to teach us the unseen by showing us what is seen. Brilliantly, the Lord accomplished what a psalmist described,“O my people, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying, for I will speak to you in a parable. I will teach you hidden lessons from our past – stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us” (Ps. 78:1-3 NLT).
Deborah Brunt, The Esther Blessing: Grace to Reign in Life