Esther 6:1

"That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him." NIV translation

God stepped in and caused the king to be restless and to request that the record of his reign be read to him. If you have children, you may have read to them to get them to go to sleep and that is the same thing that is happening here. This may seem like an unimportant point but, as we shall see, this supernatural act has major effects.

Esther 6:2

"It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes." NIV translation

In the reading of this record, the king was reminded of how Mordecai had saved his life (see chapter two).

Esther 6:3

"'What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this? the king asked. 'Nothing has been done for him,' his attendants answered." NIV translation

Now that God has reminded the king, the king wonders if Mordecai was properly rewarded but the attendants tell the king that he was not. This is a picture of our lives sometimes with Christ in this world. It may seem that we serve without much recognition or reward but, just like with Mordecai, we will be rewarded for our faithful service to our King at the proper time.