Today we hear the story of Joseph, who ends up interpreting dreams for Pharaoh and saving thousands from starvation, but he only gets there after his brothers sell him into slavery and tell his father he was killed by wild animals. Was all that part of God’s plan?
Terrible things happen to good people all the time. Are those tragedies part of God’s plan? The promise of scripture is not that the tragedies are God’s plan, but that in a broken world, God finds a way to use tragedies to serve his purpose.
Pastor Mark Summer’s sermon for Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, NJ on Ferbruary 24, 2019.
Zion Lutheran Church has been Connecting People with God’s Grace for over 300 years.