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Providence is God using what is frequently called chance or mistakes to stitch events into a tapestry of meaning. It refers to God's governance of all events as He directs them toward His intended end. The Old Testament Books of Esther, Ezra, and Nehemiah provide a beautiful picture of God's providence over the smallest of circumstances for the purpose of redeeming His people.
Too often we miss rich truths that can be discovered from exploring Old Testament books of the Bible. Ancient peoples and distant lands don't always appear, at first glance, to be the most relevant for our own situation. Yet we do ourselves a disservice if we neglect the study of God's dealings with His people under the old covenant. We miss portraits of the God who calls, chastens, heals, nourishes, fights and provides for, and ultimately redeems His people. We too need this God.
In the New Testament, Paul writes that Old Testament things were written for our instruction (1 Cor. 10:11). If a royal butler toether with a theologian can rebuild a nation amid staunch opposition, if an attractive peasant girl can become queen just in time to prevent ethnic genocide, we can be encouraged that there is nothing God cannot do.