‘God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.’
How his brothers must have quaked in their shoes when Joseph revealed his true identity! The one whom they’d so shamelessly sold into slavery was now in a position to exact a terrible revenge for their treachery. But instead, Joseph was genuinely delighted to see them. He could also perceive God’s plans in their deceit.
1100 years later, Jeremiah wrote of God’s intentions, ‘I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you … and give you hope and a future.’ (29:11)
Despite our failings, God also has a plan for each one of us. Praise his name!
Daily Reading: Colossians 2