Purim is the celebration of the story of Esther. In the Bible, the book of Esther is one of two books that does not have the name of God in it. But that does not mean that God is missing from the story! On the contrary, as we hear the story of Esther, we can see God working behind the scenes in every chapter.
Esther saved her people, but she wasn’t a perfect savior. She could save her people from a physical death but she couldn’t save them from their biggest problem – their sin (Esther 8). Jesus, however, is the perfect Savior! Because he lived a perfect life, he was able to save all people from a spiritual death (Colossians 1:19).