When the abundance ceased…The reality of famine was horrific. All these years of food flowing from the Land, then it simply stopped. They could not grow a kernel of grain. Instead of Joseph being that greedy administrator hijacking the farmers grain–he was now the one source of food for the entire nation. Still, Joseph took this part of the job as seriously as he did the grain collector. The amazing part was that the people knew Joseph was prepared and so there was no panic. People went to Pharaoh and Pharaoh said –trust Joseph. The Egyptian World was a literal God fearing nation.
America could be the same. As we see the world around us spinning out of control, we could be like Joseph and simply trust God to provide, forgive and restore us. If we would–God could really bless us. It would be amazing. But, in order for God to bless us, we first have to follow him and trust him. On this Easter weekend, join me in renewing your trust in all God can do. Thanking him for the times of abundance and trusting him through the times of famine.
Thank You Lord for your sacrifice, for your restoration and for your leadership in our lives!!
God Bless You
The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food. 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.”
56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. 57 And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.