April 1, 2010

Good Cometh from Evil



Genesis 50:15     When Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Perhaps now Joseph will hate us and will pay us back for all the evil we did to him.

REFLECTION: Guilt can remain with a person many years. It did for Joseph’s brothers, producing a fear that Joseph would be like them. And like them, he would want to take revenge on the brothers for their selling him into slavery. The brothers felt their only protection from harm from Joseph was Jacob, their father. Now that he was dead, the door of vengeance was wide open.
      What the brothers did not understand was the (more…)


February 23, 2008


During Lent in 2007 the Beanery Online Literary Magazine, in conjunction with the Open Hands Ministries (a web site for the Open Hands and the United Methodist Churches in the Ligonier Valley, PA) posted forty days of Lent devotions. This year, I will repost one every five days, with links to additional devotions at the end of each reading.

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 46:4 Even in your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. (NIV)

DEVOTION: I look in the mirror and see yet another gray hair, and I quickly grab an old towel and my bottle of age-fixator. Then I apply (more…)

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