When Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons … “Go down to that place and buy for us there, that we may live and not die.” Genesis 42:1-2
History is replete with examples of connections—how “A” unexpectedly led to “B.” Sometimes connections are anticipated, but often they are a surprise. Something we think is insignificant can turn out to have a major impact on our life.
There was a problem in Canaan. Jacob was the patriarch of the family through whom God’s promises to Abraham would be fulfilled. But some of Jacob’s sons had strayed into immorality and sin, even selling one of their brothers into slavery. The future did not look good for the preservation of God’s channel of blessing to the world. Then a famine overtook the land, forcing Jacob’s sons to go to Egypt to buy grain. There they were reconciled with Joseph who invited the entire family to move to Egypt where he could keep them provisioned and safe. So, for four hundred years, Jacob’s family grew into the nation that returned to Canaan, their Promised Land.
God often uses events—even a famine—to accomplish great spiritual purposes. Be sensitive to the circumstances in your life; be on the lookout for spiritual connections.
God’s grace is sufficient for us anywhere His providence places us. Unknown
Dr. David Jeremiah – FROM FAMINE TO FEAST, Part 1