Suggested Reading Genesis 50 v 15-21
Joseph and his rainbow-coloured coat is a well-known story and, of course, musical. It is a story with a happy ending….. eventually! I have been pondering the journey that Joseph was forced to undertake after his brothers sold him to into slavery. Jealous of their Father’s favouritism towards Joseph, fed up with his boasting, his rainbow coat was to prove the final straw. They initially planned to murder him but instead sold him into slavery. Can you imagine how Joseph must have felt as at the hands of a band of ruffians he was taken in chains to a foreign land? Stripped, betrayed, sold and alone it must have been the worst journey of his life. And yet, in years to come, after many more adventures, he was able to say to his brothers:
“ But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. — Genesis 50:20 .”
Have you seen God work through painful and difficult circumstances to bring good out of them? How might that enable you to help others? What good might God be able to bring out from the current Covid journey we are all on?
Did you know that in order to see a rainbow you have to be under dark rain clouds with your back to the sun? Gods promise is that sooner or later the rainbow will appear in our journeys-no matter how dark they may seem at the time.