Sermon Blast

“We plan…God laughs.” Oh how true this can be! We make our plans…we prepare our checklists…and then they go right out the window when the winds of life start to blow. This was true for Joseph. Being turned on by his brothers…not in the plan. Being cast into a pit and later sold into slavery…not in the plan. Spending years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit…not in the plan. That’s often how our plans can go…but always there is God’s plan. God has a plan and he is always about the business of bringing that plan to fruition in our lives and in our world. We have an active, involved God who has his hands on our lives. God’s fingerprints are everywhere! When he formed us out of the dust of the earth, like a potter leaves his prints on the clay so God has left his fingerprints on us. When he baptized us and marked us with his cross forever he left his fingerprints upon us for all time! You are God’s good creation…you are his new creation! His fingerprints are upon you and he’s guiding you along the ways of his plan for you and your life. He guided Joseph through all adversity so that his plan of blessing for him and all people could be accomplished. God is present in your life in the same way!

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