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By: Larry Shaffer
I Am Your Savior
Joseph, lesson 30
If you have access to Google, then you can find many stories of siblings reunited. Some are more compelling and emotional than others, but all are remarkable. But none compare to the story of Jacob’s sons.
Then Joseph says to his brothers, ‘I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?’ But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. 45.3
Joseph said to his brothers, You shall live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have…’Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you. Now you must tell my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and bring my father down here.’
Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck. He kissed all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him. 45:10-15
Real men don’t cry? Joseph begs to differ.
This is a story of God’s providence. This is a story of transformation. This is a story of redemption. This is a story of forgiveness. This is a story that foreshadows the grace and forgiveness of the Messiah.
Father, this amazing story brings us face-to-face with Your amazing grace and forgiveness. Undeserved, we embrace all that You have given and sacrificed for us. Joseph declared the unfathomable words, ‘I am your brother.’ Lord Jesus, You declare to us the unfathomable words, ‘I am Your Savior.’ We love and cherish the name of Jesus. Amen.