Session #1- The Mystery of God’s Choosing
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A Time Such a This
As we look back on history, we observe events that marked a generation, an
unprecedented moment, or a significant season. Our four podcasts, called A Time Such
as This, will focus on a period of time in Persia, present day Iran, at the time of Queen
Esther, 479 BC. My guest, Ellen Krahn, was a great Bible teacher, counsellor and
personal friend. Since the recording of these sessions last September 2022, sadly, Ellen
lost her battle with cancer on April 18 and now lives forever with the One she so
faithfully served. I am grateful that Ellen’s husband, David, has given permission for the
airing of the four podcasts on Biblical Esther so that Ellen’s legacy of pouring out God’s
Word to all she encountered lives on.

Session #1- The Mystery of God’s Choosing
Have you ever been in a place so profoundly unsettling that all you have is questions?
Why has this happened? How can I be delivered? By the time the story of Esther
begins, she has already experienced great loss and also the providence and
deliverance of Almighty God. His name is never mentioned in the text, but God’s love
and care for His people, the details He orchestrates are clearly reflected in this
narrative. The convergence of God’s Sovereignty and human will plays harmoniously,
yet with much tension, suspense and intrigue. Is there a “time such as this” for all of us?

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