And Israel said to Joseph, “I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!”- Genesis 48:11 (NKJV)
The father who had shown Joseph favoritism was old and sick. That was the report that had reached Joseph. Joseph gathered up his two sons and took them to Grandpa Israel (Papa Jacob). The words in verse 11 are Joseph’s father’s words to his son.
Keep in mind that Joseph had been presumed dead for years. Al of his time in Potiphar’s house, prison and even the palace, Joseph was presumed dead by his father. Upon coming to Egypt, Jacob reunited with his son.
Joy must have captivated his heart. He must have be overjoyed to some degree. Not only was Joseph alive but he was doing quite well for himself as he worked under the king of Egypt. Jacob must have been both happy and proud of his son. However, Jacob blesses both of Joseph’s sons after Joseph gets the news of his father’s illness.
There are just somethings that we have to face in life, but when we can regain some other things it gives us our unique purpose. The are some defining moments that come about in our lives. They stick out in our memories. We cling to them for one reason or another. These are the very moments that serve as reminders to us all of how precious life is to each and every one of us. How much did that moment of those two boys being blessed help Joseph recall how much he loved and missed his father?
Most probably, you have reflected on some moments that stood out for you in life and with your family and friends. Live on and make more memories. Live on and enjoy it. Make memories as you go along. Everyone will not be here forever, so make as many memories as you can now and be at peace among each other. God bless.