Therefore, they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. And because of the instructions in this letter, both what they had seen in this regard and what had happened to them, the Jews established and made a custom for themselves and for their descendants and for all those who allied themselves with them, so that they would not fail to celebrate these two days according to their regulation and according to their appointed time annually. – Esther 9:26-27
I have a Jewish friend who, for many years, served as a church planting missionary in the former Soviet Union. By faith, he relocated his family in order to present the gospel to his people, for he had believed upon the Messiah.
In order to present the Good News, he (along with his entire family) wrote and presented a play based upon the life of Esther and the Feast of Purim. It is a wonderful story of God’s amazing protection and deliverance, as well as a great segue into the message of Yeshua (Jesus).
As the Jews of Esther’s day faced a death sentence, so does all of humanity today and as God delivered Esther’s people, He can also deliver you, if you will only trust in His Son, Jesus. It is truly a cause to celebrate! May all of God’s chosen people see that their Messiah has already come.
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. – Peter (Acts 5:30-31)