The Greatness of the Unseen King

History and literature are stocked full of examples where powerful men and shown to be weak or small. As we open the book of Ester, we find King Ahasuerus at the pinnacle of his power, ruling a wide swath of the known world and staging a six month party in his honor. But we find out quickly how fragile his power is when his queen tells me “No”. This serves as a fitting contrast to the true unseen king who is not only is sovereign but constantly working even when we don’t see him.