Week 26: 2012-01-12 (non-consecutive weeks)
Lately I’ve been thinking about the story of Joseph in Egypt. Remember the dream he interpreted predicting seven bountiful years followed by seven lean years?
Though we are in a recession, America is still a country of great abundance. Why, there’s so much food and other “stuff” around that it’s hard to know where to put it all.
So was Joseph telling us something?
I’m hoping the lesson is that we still have several years to prepare. I look at my own community and think, “Oh my, there’s so much work to be done! Is it too late already?”
Unless you have unlimited time and/or money, it’s difficult to prepare for even one year ahead. Again, thinking of the Joseph story, during each year of bounty they stockpiled extra food for one additional year. If you were convinced – and determined – what could you accomplish in one year?
Should we be taking advantage of God’s bounteous blessings on this country to stock up for the future? And how long do think we have to prepare?
Please respond in the block below. (All answers remain anonymous.)