Different things in life can lock us in a position where we do not intend to be. It gives us a feeling that we reach a point of no return.
One mistake, lifelong regret
Maybe it was just an impulse or an idea, we did something that we regret. We tried hard to write it off. But guilt and self-blame still follow us. It becomes a dark corner in our life where we refer to, whenever we run into difficulties. We cannot forgive ourselves. We believe that we only deserve the punishment.
Human brokenness trapped Joseph’s family in darkness
Out of jealousy, Joseph’s brothers wanted to get rid of Joseph. However, it became a dark corner for the family, locking them up in a broken relationship.
God does not forget.
When Joseph himself wanted the past to be written off, including his brothers and his father, God led them to reunite in the midst of a great famine. God carried on with His deliverance, despite of human brokenness.
Through Joseph’s forgiveness to his brothers, God delivered the family out of their own darkness.
Through the story, God showed us that His power and goodness is above human brokenness.
No human darkness can write off God’s goodness and plan
Despite of our own brokenness and dark intentions, nothing can overturn God’s good intention to people. Nor our own darkness is able to stop God’s deliverance plan.