Devotion – Genesis 46

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S – “When they came to the land of Goshen, 29 Joseph hitched the horses to his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel. Joseph presented himself to him, threw his arms around him, and wept for a long time. Then Israel said to Joseph, “I’m ready to die now because I have seen your face and you are still alive!”   

Genesis 46:28–30 CSB

O – Twenty-two years.  That is how many years it had been since Israel had seen his son whom he thought was dead.  You can only imagine the joy, bewilderment and even relief that was expressed in this reunion.  

A – Relationships are important.  Even with all the technology of video calls, texting and virtual imaging, there is nothing like a face-to-face encounter.  Go to an airport and watch people waiting for their arrivals – not in the car line, but in the terminal.  Some are shy and wave while others sprint to hug and kiss their loved ones.  We should be grateful for the relationships in our lives.  Tell them today how much they mean to you.

R – Lord, help me to do this.