“Don’t be afraid. Am I to judge instead of God? It is not my place.20 Even though you intended to harm me, God intended it only for good, and through me, He preserved the lives of countless people, as He is still doing today. So don’t worry. I will provide for you myself—for you and your children.”Genesis 50:19-21 VOICE
In the above verses, Joseph is speaking to his brothers who sold him into slavery and took his coat of many colors back in Genesis 37. After spending years in slavery (thanks to his brothers) and in jail (thanks to false accusations from Potiphar’s wife), Joseph is now second only to Pharaoh. There is a famine in the land and Joseph’s brothers have come to find food for their families.
I would argue that Joseph found the most fulfillment not from rising up the ranks in Egypt but from knowing that God was with him, from the pit to the palace.
The best part of Joseph’s conflict with his brothers?
Making up, with forgiveness readily available
The best part of Joseph being hurt?
Loving again, with his heart open wide
The best part of disappointment in Joseph’s life?
Finding hope, his dreams free flowing
The best part of struggling and not knowing God’s plans?
Tasting the final fruits of his labor, he bent but did not break
With God there is always “the best part” in everything! <3
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