Earlier in our series on Joseph, we talked about how Joseph foreshadows Jesus. To read about how Joseph speaks and acts towards his family helps us to learn something of how God speaks and acts towards those in His family. Those adopted by God through their faith in Jesus can learn something of God’s love and power through Joseph and his story.
God hasn’t placed you where you are so that you can work jolly hard to be nice to people and make their lives a little bit better even though yours is a bit difﬁcult. He has placed you where you are so that He can bless people through your being present with them. So let’s expect that, and pray for that, and watch for that. That seeing others prosper through our presence will reinforce our worshipping sense of how God is in control.