Genesis 41:53-57: Go to Jesus.
“53 The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, 54 and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine, the people cried to Pharaoh for food. Then Pharaoh told all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph and do what he tells you.”56 When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. 57 And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.” NIV
We have, from time to time, noted that Joseph is a ‘type’, a foreshadowing of Jesus. Nowhere do we see this more clearly than here. We live in a world where there is gnawing spiritual hunger. It is there, whether people admit it or not. But when they do acknowledge the presence of their hunger, they may look for satisfaction in the wrong places (55). It is our task to point to Jesus; to say, ‘Go to Jesus and do what He tells you.’
Many years later, Jesus was to say, ‘’I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty’’ (John 6:35: New Living Translation).
The whole world is ‘hungry’ – in fact, starving. But in Jesus, and Him only, we will find all we need to satisfy us (57).
PRAYER: Thank you Lord, that Jesus is able to answer all the needs of the human soul. Forgive us, please, for all the times we look for satisfaction in other places. Help us to come to Jesus, and to keep on coming; to keep on looking to Him, until we see Him face to face.