Unlike the last two books of the Bible, this is one I've read many, many times. I love the story if Esther. She is one of my Biblical heroes and I take something new away from her story every time I read it. This time through, I saw the significant role her cousin Mordecai played in the success and happy ending of this story. God has also placed people in my life who encourage and support me like Mordecai did Esther. I am truly thankful for the presence of those people in my life because I would have been in bad shape without them.