Today’s Readings: Gen 41:17-42:17, Matt 13:24-46, Psalm 18:1-15, Prov 4:1-6

Joseph shared many gifts.  Of all his talents of intelligence, interpersonal skills, hard work, and determination, I admire most the character of his integrity.  When all around him are cheating, cutting corners, seeking self gain, Joseph is able to see the bigger picture.  I believe this contributes to his ability to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams.

We all go through seasons of abundance and seasons of drought.  Joseph is able to see a vision of what things can be and has earned the respect of even Pharaoh to have a voice.  Knowing that we too journey through peaks and valleys, how do we as a community live into the vision God has for us?  How do we prepare so that the gifts we store are generously shared?

Day 20 and still going.  Let’s keep walking.

Shalom,

Pastor Rob

*Don’t miss tomorrow’s reflection prepared by my friend and mentor, Kip Murphy.