Sunday 1st August 2021- Holiday Club Special
This week during Holiday Club we've heard the story of Joseph from the book of beginnings - 'Genesis' and we reach the final part today. It’s been a remarkable
story. Joseph has gone from being a slave and a prisoner to becoming 2nd in command in the whole of Egypt!
It's been more than 20 years since Joseph's brothers sold him as a slave and now they stand before him, asking for food. They have no idea that their little brother is this mighty Egyptian ruler. Will Joseph get his own back for what they did to him and all that he's suffered since then?
He tests them to see if they've changed or if they're still full of jealousy and hate. Joseph doesn't reveal who he is but makes them bring their youngest brother, Benjamin to Egypt. Then he threatens to keep Benjamin as a slave. What will the brothers do now? Will Joseph tell them who he is? Will Joseph ever be able to forgive them for what they did?
You can read the story for yourself in Genesis chs.42-45 and see how forgiveness is always better than holding on to bitterness and hatred. We'll see how Joseph's story and all that he went through are part of a much bigger plan - God's big rescue story.
How do our stories fit into God's great story?