The aftermath of treachery is sometimes a surprise.
When Joseph faced his brothers down, he asked, “Is Dad alive?”
He called them close and spoke his name, then told them what they’d done.
They knew but half, and feared the wrath of Pharoah’s chosen one.
The famine that was on the land would last another five.
The crops would fail, the cattle die, and not a thing would thrive.
But God had sent this one ahead to keep them all alive.
It wasn’t brothers, but the Lord, by whom they would survive.
“So bring my father, don’t delay. I want him by my side.
Bring wives and children, flocks and herds. For all I will provide.
If you would live, take what I give. Keep poverty at bay.”
With tears and kisses, lots of talk, he welcomed them that day.
Source: Genesis 45:3-11 & 15
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-NC SA 4.0
Tune: Salvation, Public Domain
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