Forgive the crazy!

Written by Reagan Chaney | January 8, 2011 |

Not that the story of Joseph and his brother’s was not dramatic enough, it hits another level in chapters 43-46. This story is kind of a roller coaster and whirlwind. There is a severe famine, family pressure to provide what is needed and lots of dramatic irony occurring. From my view there is a lot of emotion in this story. The brothers are dealing with guilt, Israel the father is dealing with on going sadness and fear of loosing another son and Joseph weeps and is all around unstable. I read these verses over and over again and the same thought kept popping up; whom do we need to forgive? Chapter 45:5 says “And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life” Joseph is in a way forgiving his brothers for some of his predicament. In a way don’t we need to grant some forgiveness so we can move on from our craziness and drama so our story can continue and develop?  Also isn’t it the craziness of life that makes a good story anyway!