Thursday, November 2, 2017


In Genesis 41:28-30, we read: “This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do. Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt; but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will deplete the land.”

“Timmy, how would you like to be the one to tell the Pharaoh seven years of famine will follow seven years of plenty?”

“I would rather tell him only about the plenty.”

“I agree, but if he only hears about the plenty, he won’t be prepared for the famine.”

Timmy tilted his head. “We need to hear the whole truth, don’t we? The good and the bad.”

“You’re right. Otherwise we can’t make a wise decision.” Grandfather chuckled. “It would be like the time you made a cake for my birthday and forgot to add the vanilla.”

“But I did add it.”

“After the cake had been in the oven for about ten minutes, you took it out, added the vanilla, and stirred.”

“It looked a mess, didn’t it?”

“It was sad, to say the least, but not too bad after we frosted it.” Grandfather and Timmy’s laughter filled the house.

“How does this have anything to do with Pharaoh, Grandfather?”

“Sometimes, we think God has forgotten something in His plan for us, but not so. Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers, lied about, thrown into prison, continued to trust God, no matter the circumstances. When he interpreted Pharaoh’s dream, not only did the Land of Egypt survive, but others came to Egypt to buy food. Pharaoh made Joseph second in command. Sort of like the frosting on the cake.

Kingdom Thinking. I see things as terrible, but the Lord Jesus uses everything to bring about His purposes. I trust Him for He loves me with an everlasting love and He has promised never to leave nor forsake me. He offers the same to you. Won’t you come?