Worship Theme: We can honor God by forgiving others.
Weaving Faith into Life: Children will worship God for His forgiveness and forgive others in the same way.
Joseph's interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams was correct, and the seven years of abundance in Egypt were followed by seven years of famine. Jacob’s question in Genesis 42:1 demonstrates the desperation of his family’s situation. Apparently all other options had been exhausted. Without food from Egypt, Jacob and his family would starve so 10 sons went to Egypt. However, Benjamin, the youngest, stayed home. With Joseph gone, Benjamin was the only tie Jacob still had to his beloved Rachel, who had died at Benjamin’s birth (Genesis 35:16-18). Jacob didn’t want to risk losing Benjamin, too.
Forgiveness is one of the hardest things that God asks us to do throughout our lifetimes; however, He doesn’t ask us to do it without His help. We must forgive as He forgives us. We should always keep in mind the scripture in Genesis 50:20,
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”