One of the most important messages there is for us to gain from the Purim story is that Hashem can change everything in the blink of an eye.
We see this from the megillah in both positive and negative aspects.
Haman woke up to find himself publically humiliated as he lead the King’s horse with Mordechai sitting on top. This was his suggestion to King Achashveirosh because he thought he would be the one receiving this fine treatment. As if this wasn’t bad enough, that very same night he finds himself dead.
Hanging from the gallows he too created for Mordechai. One moment he was alive, the next moment he was written out of the story.
On the other hand we have a day in the life of Mordechai. He woke up on the third day of his fast weak and weary. Exhausted from crying out to Hashem in teffilah, begging for the Jews to be saved from
their deaths, uncomfortable from sitting in sackcloth. That very same night, in a sudden twist of events, he’s sitting on the King’s horse dressed in royal garments including the King’s signet ring, his nation safety secured.
At a moment when all seemed hopeless, Hashem, who is always watching and waiting for the right moment to step in, can and will cause huge plot twists in the story of our lives. He did it then, and He can do it now for you.
Don’t quit before the miracle happens.
From a class by Rebbetzin Miller, material from Rav Shimshon Pinkus