God promised she would be made queen for such a time as this. A time when the people of Israel were ordained by the pagans to be killed and Mordecai to be killed by hanging. But Esther, in the Bible, being a wise woman, instead of putting on make-up and dressing vulgarly to attract the king’s attention (her husband), prayed and fasted with her maidservants. They fasted for three days. A period in which she put nothing but water and prayers in her mouth.
The book of Esther’s central message highlights God’s care for the Israelites. Israel was the chosen nation. Whether we like it or not, God chose Israel to be a chosen generation. Out of which came the sons and daughters of Zion. So with Israel, it has always been God.
Yet God worked through an austere woman: Esther, in the Bible and wanted to tell the Israelites that the Lord was with them, so they should not turn back. What the Lord God does is that He will fight for them. And so it was. The Israelites gained victory through fasting and prayer. And God touched the heart of the king.