When Nothing Happens

Photo by Logan Adermatt

Two full years later… (Genesis 41:1, NLT)

Nothing happened of note to Joseph for 2 full years. No big events, nothing of significance, nothing worth recording.

With nowhere to go, with no sense of progress, without even a hint of circumstances improving, Joseph remained faithful, right where he was, in the hidden, seemingly insignificant responsibilities he had.

He gave despair, frustration, or futility no place in his life.

And so, two full years later, Pharaoh could find Joseph, right where he was. Two full years later, Joseph could rise to a place to save Egypt and his family. Two full years later he could start the journey that would reunite him with his dad.

Because he was faithful…when nothing happened.


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