13 years a slave - Genesis 41

In a dramatic turn of events the 13 long years of Joseph’s suffering in slavery come to a sudden end and he is promoted to prime minister of a major superpower. In this dramatic account we meet three characters? We the God who speaks: but are we really listening to him, even if his message is troubling? We meet the slave. Joseph’s incredible boldness and openness before Pharaoh spring from a character shaped by God through suffering: Joseph has learnt to be faithful in both prosperity and adversity; Joseph has learnt the value of suffering; Joseph has learnt God’s purpose for his life. We meet Pharaoh: the king who trusted God’s rescuer, and see how God is bending history to bring people to faith in him.