“Joseph hitched the horses to his chariot and rode to meet his father Israel in Goshen.” —Genesis 46:29

After fifteen years of depression and chaos, Israel (Jacob) was reunited with his son Joseph. When Joseph saw his father, “he flung himself on his neck and wept a long time in his arms. And Israel said to Joseph, ‘At last I can die, now that I have seen for myself that Joseph is still alive’ ” (46:29-30).

Prayer: Father, change my mourning into dancing (Ps 30:12).
Promise: “There God, speaking to Israel in a vision by night, called, ‘Jacob! Jacob!’ ‘Here I am,’ he answered. Then he said: ‘I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you a great nation.’ ” —46:2-3

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