Good day to you all
This week I am making a guest appearance, Alice is back next week! In a week where we have all been told that its’s still not safe and that the restrictions are still in place and been asked to keep going, I was struck by the story of Joseph and how he had to keep going, when it seemed the odds were stacked against him.
When he was sold as a slave and expected to die, he rose to run the household of Potiphar one of Pharaoh’s officials. When he was thrown in prison, with no-one to call on this could well have been another death sentence, he found favour in the eyes of the prison warder and rose to be responsible for all that was done there. And then because he interpreted the dreams of the Pharaoh, he rose to rule Egypt.
I don’t know about you but I have missed the office, and being around people, and I have especially missed Church. We have not been able to meet as a congregation and that has been hard. I’m tired of it and I want it/ need it to change. But we have got to go again, and it is still not clear where we will be in 4-weeks.
What did Joseph do ?
He kept doing the things he did well, well, and he kept his faith in God and remembered His promises. Pharaoh remarked “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?” [Genesis 41:38]
This story though is one of adversity and also one of transformation and blessing. Joseph rose from a slave to rule Egypt. Although this has been a difficult time I am aware for some they have seen transformation and blessing in this time. The story ends famously with the words “God intended it for good” [Genesis 50:20]
We don’t know the end of this story yet, but we have a God who is good, who is unchanging and we can all Hope in that.
My prayer at this time is that we would go well, that we would keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and remember his promises. Amen.
Towards the end of next week is the National Day of Prayer for the Emergency Services [24th June 2021]. We cannot meet together but I invite you to join with us and meet online with other Christian men and women from the emergency services to celebrate God and worship him. Personally speaking, there is nothing quite like worshipping God in a room with a load of other cops and staff who know what it’s like to police, so if you’re free join us. You do not need to be a member of the national CPA – the invite is open to all. 😊
See www.cpauk.net/events for details.