Genesis 42:7-8: A distant echo.
“7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. “Where do you come from?” he asked.“From the land of Canaan,” they replied, “to buy food.”8 Although Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him.”
There is a distant echo of the story of Jesus in verse 8.
Although twenty-two years had passed, Joseph could easily recognise his brothers. But he was in Egyptian dress and spoke through an interpreter. They could not have conceived that this great Egyptian ruler was their long lost little brother Joseph.
Jesus came as Israel’s Messiah, but His ‘bretheren’, by and large, did not recognise Him. Their eyes were blinded.
However, there is coming a day of glorious revelation – something else paralleled in the Joseph story. Stay tuned!
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I pray for that day when all Israel will be saved.