“Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.”Genesis 45:4-5
Peace and good to all.
If my share my thoughts on the Bible passage from the Book of Genesis.
We know for sure the story of Joseph the Dreamer. Joseph the youngest son then of Jacob, who, because of envy and jealousy of his 11 brothers (Joseph being the favorite of his father), was sold into slavery by his brothers. Joseph’s story in the first part of his life is full of tragedy, everything seems to be wrong. From being a slave in Egypt to being put into the dungeon in chains. Like all humans, he felt broken, he even questioned God on his predicament. But God has a special plan for him. There was a reason why he was sold to slavery and reached Egypt. He was to prepare for something big not only for his own family but for his nation. He was to save his family and his nation from the great famine that would otherwise left them destitute. And, this Joseph realized after twenty years when his brothers bowed down low their faces to the ground before him when he became the second power man in Egypt. He then remembered his dreams. He then realized God’s secret purpose for him and His hidden hand at worked in his life.
Joseph story is like the story of you and I when faced with life’s troubles. We are focused so much on ourselves and on the hardships that we cannot see the plan of God for us. We fail to realize that in midst of the hardships that we are going through, there is a special plan of God for us and that there is the hidden hand of God at work in our lives.
If our life would just be a book and that we can just go right away to the last few pages, and read for ourselves our future and how the plan of God had shaped our lives, then we would probably be at peace and contented. But life is not like that my friends, that is not the real life situation, that is why we need to trust God, to have faith in Him that, whatever hardships or pains or sickness that we are going through, believe that God has special plan for us, a secret purpose for us, God’s ways are strange but always remember that His hidden hand is in the lives of all of us, specially to those who follow HIm. Remember, we must not live by sight but we must live by faith.