Through the Bible Day by Day - Genesis 45:16 - 45:16

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Joseph Sends for His Father

Gen 45:16-28

This is indeed an Easter lesson. It must have seemed to Jacob and his children as though Joseph were indeed risen from the dead. Hardly more startling were the appearances of the risen Lord than the news carried back to Jacob that his long-lost and much-mourned son was the prime minister of Egypt. Joseph had not forgotten his father. His one desire was to bring him to share his glory. For this he sent the wagons to transport the whole family to his side. At first Jacob was incredulous. It seemed too good to be true. But when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent, that touch of delicate thoughtfulness, in such striking contrast to the cheerless isolation and loneliness of the last few years, caused his aged spirit to revive. Let us talk of the glory of our risen and ascended Lord, and especially of His desire that where He is we may be also. Now let us thank Him that He is not only willing to receive us, but provides the grace and help of the Spirit to transport us thither.