Genesis 46–Together at Last

So, the big day had finally arrived.  Joseph welcomed His family to Egypt.  As the entire region was experiencing famine, His family would be in the nicest area of Egypt.  Israel heard from the Lord, this is all part of the plan and Israel need not worry but celebrate Israel would become a great nation, and Joseph was waiting for him, and Joseph would be closing his eyes in death.  

The entire clan, 66 in all safely traveled to Goshen, in Egypt, and were welcomed by Joseph to their new home. They would become Pharaoh’s personal husbandmen.  This was a great deal of good news while the remainder of the world was suffering in a great famine. 

When Joseph and Israel met, It was a dream come true for both men.  No matter how desperate Israel’s situation had become, Having Joseph back simply erased a huge mountain of pain and regret.  For Joseph, all the success and all the power simply did not compare to being reunited with His father and his brothers. He ran Egypt, but now he also had his family.  His sons would meet their Grandfather.  They would hear and know of the chosen people and nation Israel. They would be a part of God’s plan.  

I am sure that as Joseph and Israel hugged and cried, they knew that God had this planned from the beginning of time.  God revealed Himself in countless ways over the years to give hope and faith to these men.  He does the same for us.  God reveals His plan as we walk with HIm.  It is often in ways we would never expect.  But, the Lord always shows He has things well in hand.  If we can continue to trust and follow the Lord, He will lead us through His plan and to a great life.  Not only a full and meaningful life here but eternity with God in Heaven.

God Bless You


 So, Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

“I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”

Then Jacob left Beersheba, and Israel’s sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that Pharaoh had sent to transport him. So Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt, taking with them their livestock and the possessions they had acquired in Canaan. Jacob brought with him to Egypt his sons and grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters—all his offspring…

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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