Last Saturday morning, I was watching the story of Esther in a movie. Esther’s story is one of my favorite Bible stories. She’s like Cinderalla in the Bible setting. Now i realized that reading the story in the Bible and even in the colored Bible stories made me conclude that watching it in the movie looks more real and yeah there’s abit contradiction to the word for word description in the Bible.
In the movie, it was shown how did King come up to the decision to find a new queen – just because Queen Vashti disobeyed his orders to see him. The queen was not busy that day but I guess she jst was not in the mood to see the King. She did not realized that her simple lazy mood would mean the the detaching of the title “queen”from her and also the fact that she has to be sent away from the kingdom. There was not a struggle in Vashti’s part because she simply knew that disobeying the king was really a taboo in the Kingdom. It does not mean that since she is the Queen she can disobey king’s orders anytime.
For a long time, I thought that finding VAshti’s replacement was done nicely, like announcements were placed in the right places and all girls in the kingdom have the freedom to join, but in the movie it was shown that the girls were dragged from their homes. Esther was hidden by Mordecai because he was scared that Eshther will also be taken away, but even then, Esther was found and the goodbye was teary that i also ended up in tears.
When Esther found a favor in the King’s eyes, i can really see that VAshti’s disobedience was of God’s will so that Esther can be Queen to save the life of the Jews in the whole Kingdom as Haman plotted to kill all the Jews because Mordecai is a pain in his ass.
It’s really true that there may be some things that we cannot understand at the present which in the end, we can fully realized it is of God’s plan.