I'll be spending Thursday-Saturday in Chicago at the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) conference so I may not get a chance to post again until Tuesday (you know how I do with blogging on Mondays). Hopefully I'll be able to post from home but I'm just warning you now, I may not be available. Also, Mom, if y'all want to call tomorrow night try around 8:30 your time.
Verse of the Day:
"So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors." Genesis 45:4-7 (ESV)
In the youth group we're doing a series on Old Testament characters. Last night I spoke to the group about Joseph and trusting God through hard times. Because he trusted God throughout his challenges Joseph was able to see God's hand at work in what was happening and so he was able to forgive his brothers when he had them in his power even though they had sold him into slavery and plotted his death.