From our vantage point, we can see the grand design. Joseph, dreams, Egypt, cougar, prison, cup bearer, Pharaoh, dream, prime minister, Jacob comes down, reconciliation.
There are lots of time/space pieces here that keep the story from being a bunch of unrelated data points.
But while Joseph was doing time in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, it was hard to see the bigger picture.
The morning Pharaoh work up in a tizzy, Joseph woke up bored. Same old, same old. He had no way of knowing that God was messing with the weather, the economy, Pharaoh’s sleep, and that God had given all the magicians and wise men a double dose of dumb that day.
But . . . whether he saw it or not, it had happened.
Suddenly there was an out of breath messenger banging on the door and Joseph was catapulted from the prison to the barbershop, through the shower, the haberdashery and into the palace.
Where he stayed.
God had, in reality, been aligning all sorts of things in time and space for decades while it looked like Joseph’s life was going less than nowhere.
How about your life?
It is easy to celebrate the time/space gifts from God when we see them. It is far more noble worship to celebrate by faith the things God aligned for you today, that won’t impact your life until next year!