Skip to main content

On that day King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her. So the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai; and Esther appointed Mordecai over the house of Haman.

Now Esther spoke again to the king, fell down at his feet, and implored him with tears to counteract the evil of Haman the Agagite, and the scheme which he had devised against the Jews. And the king held out the golden scepter toward Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king, and said, “If it pleases the king, and if I have found favor in his sight and the thing seems right to the king and I am pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to annihilate the Jews who are in all the king’s provinces. For how can I endure to see the evil that will come to my people? Or how can I endure to see the destruction of my countrymen?” (Esther 8:1-6).

In the book of Esther, we find Haman, whose sworn goal was to wipe out the Jewish people, defeated by God’s through Esther. But even after he is hung on his own gallows, his legacy lived on. His plan couldn’t be undone because the king had sealed it with his signet ring—it was irrevocable. Yet, Esther dared to believe she could do something about it. She put her life on the line to save her people. She walked before the king to ask once again if she could save her people.