Jacob cried tears of sorrow. He had just determined that his youngest son, Joseph had been mulled to death by an animal. He refused to be comforted. Instead he said, “I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.”

Years later Jacob’s life was coming to an end. With dim vision he looked upon his son Joseph and his two grandsons. He spoke to Joseph. He said, “I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath showed me also thy seed.”

During this joyous period Jacob referenced the previous time of sadness. He didn’t dwell on it bitterly, but he chose to acknowledge God’s goodness.

If we during our times of gladness we recognize that God is the one in control, how much more would we enjoy the blessings of The Lord? Remember what The Lord has done for you. Praise Him for His guidance in your life and for the blessings that you thought were impossible.

Genesis 37 & 48