Date: 01/12/2019

Bible Text: Genesis 37 |


In a change to the planned series, Sarah led us through the Old Testament story of Joseph: his harsh treatment at the hands of his jealous brothers and his being sold into slavery in Egypt, where he initially prospered.  Then the false accusations that led to his unfair imprisonment.  Through it all Joseph refused to lose hope or give in to bitterness and self-pity, but even through the dark times he held on to his trust in God.  Sarah shared that for her – and perhaps for others of us – it can seem like we are in a period where the ‘colour’ has left our lives and almost everything seems ‘grey’.  Yet despite appearances, God never abandons us; his goodness and love remains, and he is constantly and creatively seeking ways to bring blessing even from the worst of situations.  This is a key lesson for many of us at this time.

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