Esther: IMPACTOR(S) - Esther is the story of a queen who was Jewish--but not a queen of Israel. She became the queen to King Xerxes of the Persian empire. The fast-moving plot of the story shows us a crisis that arose when the evil courtier Haman tricked (and bribed) the King into issuing a decree that called for genocide, for wiping out all Jews in the Persian realm. Mordecai, the uncle who had raised Esther, challenged her to overcome her fears and act to save her people, saying, "Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for such a time as this." Courageously facing the personal risk, Esther did act--and Haman's plot was thwarted. In our day, God issues the same challenge to each of us. What is God calling you to do in this time?