The very first words of Genesis tell the pattern of human history. Those words remind us of why we love Christmas lights and a warm fireplace.
Salvation has come. There is hope for you and me. That’s good news. Even better news is more salvation is still to come.
the narrative shows Joseph and Judah’s lives paralleled. Just as Joseph was physically enslaved and imprisoned, Judah was emotionally and spiritually enslaved and imprisoned. As Joseph is finding freedom physically, so is Judah spiritually. As Joseph is working to save his family, so is Judah. As Joseph is finding redemption, so is Judah.
It’s never too late for the unrighteous to become righteous – no matter what evil you’ve done. There is always the opportunity for redemption. Sometimes it’s just a long road there.