Esther was raised by her uncle Mordecai. King Ahasuerus married Esther. Mordecai urged Esther not to tell the king that they were Jewish and Esther kept this secret. Matters came to a head when the wicked and scheming Haman had the king issue a decree that all Jewish people in the land be executed. The king signed and gave it his seal of approval. Esther, at grave risk to herself, intervened. As a result of her careful handling of the situation, Haman was hanged on the gallows he built for Mordecai, and the decree was never carried out. Esther teaches us that there is a preparation time for everything. Your background does not hinder your future with God.