Wednesday, December 17, 2008

God's Gracious Provision

I just read the story of Joseph again this morning. What an amazing story. Really think about God's gracious provision for His people in a way that we could never dream up- no pun intended.

There is so much of God in this line that it is hard to comprehend.

Joseph talking too much, like a little brother does, the older brothers not forbearing with Joseph and eventually selling him into slavery, lying to Jacob, Joseph working hard in Pharaoh's house, being honored for the hard work, resisting the temptation of an evil woman, being slandered by an evil woman, working hard again in prison, being forgotten about in prison but still having a good attitude, and finally being raised back up into a position of leadership.

All those things and then God brings the family back together again with Joseph still having a tender heart towards his brothers.

God writes the best stories and it is His-story for us to read again and again so we will remember His faithfulness in times we need comforting. He is such a good God!

He is the same yesterday, today and forever. What a great thought.

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