God works all things together for our good.
Sunday morning our kiddos learned:
1. Joseph is in the Lord's hand
2. Josepeh does not forget the Lord
3. Joseph directs Pharaoh to God
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read Genesis 41:1-14.
Can you imagine staying in prison for 2 whole years for something you didn't do? That's what happened to Joseph. But God had a plan to get Joseph out of prison because God has something very important for Joseph to do. He planned to use Joseph to save Israel from a terrible famine. Saving Israel was important because Jesus would one day be born into the family of Israel.
To get Joseph out of prison, God gave Pharaoh a dream that only Joseph could interpret. In a flash Joseph was out of prison, told Pharaoh the meaning of the dream, and before you know it, Joseph was freed from prison and put in charge of Egypt. Through Joseph, God saved Israel from terrible famine. This allowed Jesus to be born so that one day we too could be saved.
In the home
We are on week 24 in the Long Story Short family devotional (starting on page 157). If I had one good sit down this week I would focus on day 3 because it exposes suffering in light of God's plan.
Joseph suffered unjustly, yet God was with Him, working behind the scenes, to produce a good that was much bigger than he could realize or manufacture on his own (Gen. 50:20). In the same way, Jesus suffered unjustly, so that we could be brought into a relationship with the Father, for His glory and our ultimate good!
Memory Verse for November
November's memory verse is Psalm 121:1-2. Check out the highlighted portion below to see what your kids will quote on December 3rd.