The story of Joseph’s life is one overarching testimony of God’s control over all things. It was many years before when God told Abraham that his people would be afflicted in a foreign land for four hundred years and now we see that the Lord starts to walk that plan out through Joseph and his brothers. As we read through Joseph’s story we see time after time where things happen in just the right ways in order to bring about God’s good purposes. And we, as his children now, can trust in our good God and his ability to bring about his purposes in our own lives as well.
“And a man found him wandering in the fields. And the man asked him, ‘What are you seeking?’ ‘I am seeking my brothers,’ he said. ‘Tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.’ And the man said, ‘They have gone away, for I heard them say, “Let us go to Dothan.”’ So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.” Genesis 37:15-17