The Saving

LifebuoyHe was stolen from his home and sold into slavery. He was mistreated and deceived. He was blamed and shamed.

Yet in the end, Joseph said, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20).

In a world that intends harm, the redeemer God trades beauty for ashes, wholeness for brokenness, freedom for bondage. By His goodness, He saves many lives—like Joseph and the family of Israel. Like the 400,000 modern-day Josephs in bondage, and like the boys in our house in the Dominican Republic.

And we who walk in the freedom Christ died to give must be about His business. We must work together—and pray together and give together—“to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

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