The Dream that Sustained Joseph in Prison
14 x 11 inches
What carries us through dark times when we fear things will never change? Consider Joseph, an innocent man thrown into prison for years of his life. He could have felt as though his life were stagnating year after year in captivity.But something sustained him during that dark time of confinement:
I believe he held onto the hope of a dream he had been given in his youth. In the dream, he and his brothers were represented by sheaves of grain. All the other sheaves bowed to his own. The dream acted as a promise from God that he would someday rule over his brothers.In fact, Joseph later became the second-in-command of Egypt and his brothers did bow to him. But in the pit of the prison, it's easy to lose hope. The same is true in the middle of a global pandemic.I believe what sustains us in the midst of darkness is the hope in the dream of a better tomorrow.