“Cream Always Rises to the Top”
Genesis 39: 4, 22: “So Joseph found favor in his sight, and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge ... And the chief jailer committed to Joseph’s charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was in charge of it.” Imagine you were Joseph: Father’s favorite falls to common slave. Rising to head of the household, again plummets to convicted prisoner. Time to give up? No, time to keep being who you are, a man of God-given skill and God-molded character, and keep moving forward. No time for depressing self-pity or room for fatalistic hopelessness. Joseph could feel a hand upon him, and as his ancestor David did centuries later, he knew that “My times are in God’s hand.” (Psalm 31: 15).