God Provides in Famine - Genesis 41:46-44:34
God's promise is preserved in drought and sin.
Yesterday morning our kiddos learned:
1. Joseph had faith in God's plan
2. Joseph's brothers won't repent
3. Joseph's brothers keep on lying
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read Acts 7:9-10.
The story of Joseph's kidnapping, slavery, and imprisonment is tragic. But in it all, God was at work saving His people. Because of Pharoah's dreams, Joseph knew Egypt needed to store grain for the coming famine. This is the grain that Joseph's brothers came to Egypt to purchase, so that Abraham's descendants would not die off. That way, one day Jesus could be born as one of Abraham's far-off great-grandchildren.
Story after story points to God as a God who saves. Through Jesus, God would ultimately save His people from spiritual hunger and death. Jesus offered Himself as the "bread of life" (John 6:35) to all who are spiritually hungry.
In the home
We are on week 25 in the Long Story Short family devotional (starting on page 163). By looking at Joseph's brothers this week, we see an invitation to come out of hiding to be open to the Lord and to others. By looking at Joseph we see how to show mercy. Good questions on day 3:
- What does it mean to show mercy to someone?
- How did Joseph show mercy to his brothers?
Pray about it! Ask God to help you share your sins and not hide them like Joseph's brothers did and extend mercy to those who have wronged us.
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.
A couple weeks ago we showed a clip of this movie to the elementary kids and they loved it. They were glued to the screen with little to no noise! If you haven't already, I highly encourage the family to watch it!