The king sent and released him,
the ruler of the peoples set him free.
He made him lord of his house
and ruler of all his possessions. - Psalm 105:20-21
This passage from Psalm 105 talks about Joseph of the Old Testament. The first reading today (Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a) tells of Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers. He was their father's favorite and they were jealous. Little did they know the plans that God had for Joseph - that he would one day be their savior - the one able to provide them food when all seemed lost. It is just one more instance of God showing that there is nothing so bad that God can't bring some good out of it! God can do some amazing things! Can you think of a time in your life when all seemed lost, but looking back, you can see God in action? How did God change something bad into something good. Thank God for that gift today.