By Larry Platner
I am sure none of us would like to have gone through the changes that Joseph experienced in his life. Life for him was just fine, the favoured son of his father, a receiver of dreams from God, the owner of a brilliant coat. Then all of sudden everything changed not just once but three times. How did Joseph react to these changes? He embraced them by embracing God. Whatever situation he found himself in, knowing that God was with him, he chose to be hard working, trustworthy and a loyal servant and in doing so he blessed others. Joseph did not know what lay ahead but he did know his God.
Yes change can be hard particularly when it is thrust upon us when we least expect it. Yet from what we learned above, God will be with us no matter what the situation. As a faithful and loving God He will turn the worst situation into a blessing not only for yourself but for others. So when change occurs, choose to embrace it, to walk the journey with God. In doing so you will grow in faith and love, be a blessing to others and enter into a new beginning that was far beyond your imagination.
Looking back what have been the most significant things you have learned from this devotional series?
A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are for. (Shedd, 1928)