“Don’t stress, and don’t be angry with yourselves that you sold me here into slavery; actually God sent me ahead of you to save lives,” says Joseph to his brothers. At what point does Joseph clearly discern God’s plan for his work in Egypt?
As a newlywed, I used to say, “The hardest part of marriage is having in-laws.” Life in my own odd family had shaped me. I understood my family’s norms. But when I married, I was thrust into a new family, with new norms, different subtexts, and unfamiliar histories. That’s how I feel when I read about Joseph and his brothers.