Tag Archives: Joseph

Where will you be placed?

“Abraham lived 175 years. Then he took his final breath. He died happy at a ripe old age, full of years, and was buried with his family.” Genesis 25:7 Before Joseph died, he had one last “dream,” that his whole family would … Continue reading

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Brotherly love …

“I am Joseph your brother whom you sold into Egypt. But don’t feel badly, don’t blame yourselves for selling me…. God sent me on ahead to pave the way and make sure there was a remnant in the land, to … Continue reading

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Living a drought …

“Seven years of plenty are on their way throughout Egypt. But on their heels will come seven years of famine, leaving no trace of the Egyptian plenty.” Genesis 41:29 Through God, Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream—seven healthy cows and seven sickly-looking … Continue reading

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Lies never win …

“They took the fancy coat back to their father and said, “We found this. Look it over—do you think this is your son’s coat?” Genesis 37:32 Jacob’s sons hated their own brother, Joseph, enough to mock up his death and … Continue reading

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Rest your bones …

“When God makes his visitation, make sure you take my [Joseph] bones with you as you leave here.” Genesis 50:25 Joseph wanted his brothers to take his bones with them when they left Egypt. Burying the body was a sacred … Continue reading

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Saturday meditation moment: A Lose, Lose or Win, Win?

“If you now go and take this one and something bad happens to him, you’ll put my old gray, grieving head in the grave for sure.’ Genesis 44:29 In the long saga of Jacob and his twelve sons, Judah, the … Continue reading

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Truth is stranger than fiction …

You’ve just heard scripture make history. It came true just now in this place. Luke 4:21 While Jesus was in Nazareth, he went to the synagogue. He read from the scroll where he prophesied about the Messiah—and was reading about … Continue reading

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Acknowledge what you hear or see?

[Joseph told his brothers] “You planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good.” Genesis 50:19 To become a Spiritual Care Volunteer at my local hospital, I went through orientation on how to relate to patients. … Continue reading

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Brotherly love …

“Jacob tore his clothes in grief, dressed in rough burlap, and mourned his son a long, long time.” Genesis 37:34 In 1681, William Penn received a parcel of land from England as repayment of a debt, and it became the … Continue reading

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A Kiss on the Cheek — Daily Meditation Moment

“Love and Truth meet in the street, Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss!” Psalm 85:10 (The Message Bible) My daughter, Karen, married an Irish man from New Jersey. The first time I met his family, instead of shaking … Continue reading

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