I am sure, that Joseph’s head was spinning. Dragged from the dungeon, cleaned and dressed. Brought before Pharaoh and asked to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams—Could this be what all the trials, all the wrongful treatment had been about? Imagine if at any point along the way, Joseph had given up or given in. What if he had refused to rely fully on God. Then the course of history could have been completely different. But, Joseph remained faithful and did not fail. Now–he stood before Pharaoh and laid out God’s plan for the world and gave Pharaoh the opportunity to save himself , his people and even the chosen of Israel. I am sure, if asked, Joseph would quickly agree that all he faced was worth it in light of the amazing outcome of the story.
Faith teaches us that we are to remain faithful despite our circumstances. We can never know exactly when or why God will use us and our life journey to do amazing things in the world. Truth is, though, if we remain faithful, We will be used in the lives of others and our impact will be profound. We may not get to see the outcome this side of heaven, but, then again, maybe we will—Joseph did. This Journey is short compared to eternity. We have to be willing to face it daily—even if we do not know all the twists and turns. We rely on God’s integrity and his love for us to carry us to the place he can use us to do amazing things. Help me, Lord to remain faithful—so you can use me when you are ready.
God Bless You
So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh.
15 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”
16 “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.” Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. 26 The sevJen good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years; it is one and the same dream. 27 The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.
28 “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. 29 Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, 30 but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. 31 The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. 32 The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon.