Back to the Beginning: Genesis 46:28-47:12

Today, a moment we’ve been waiting for: Genesis 46:28-47:12
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Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen.
He presented himself to him and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.
Genesis 46:29
This scene takes me back to childhood memories. Times I got hurt playing with friends, whether physically or emotionally, I’d sucked up the pain… hide it under a facade of indifference… until I got home. Once Mom was in sight, I’d run, face crumbling to tears and wails as I flung myself on her for a comforting hug.
Joseph. He had years, perhaps decades, of pain stored up. Thinking he would never see his father again. Never again know the comfort of the one who loved him best. Then he sees him. Jacob and Joseph reunited. And the tears flow for a good while…
My mom has been gone more than twenty years now. There are still times I’d like to call her up or fling myself on her in tears with the pains of life. But, praise God, we have One in Christ we can run to anytime. One who loves us best. One who is always available. One who will never leave us. Our Father in heaven.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our affliction…
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV
Don’t suck it up when pains pierce the heart or the body, run to the your Father in heaven, the God of all comfort. He’s waiting to receive you with His steadfast love. Waiting to restore and redeem the broken. Whether we have wounded ourselves with sin or someone else’s sin has caused us pain. He’s waiting…
Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you,
And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Isaiah 30:18 NASB
Father God, thank You for Your great unfailing love and comfort.
Prepare my heart to run to You with every pain and hurt.
Remind me You are waiting to offer mercy and compassion.
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