Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.” —Genesis 48:11

 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” —Matthew 14:31

             There are things that happen we do not expect.  Jacob surely would never see Joseph again.  He had seen Joseph’s cloak that he himself had made, found by his brothers and covered in blood.  It was obvious that Joseph had been eaten by wild animals.  Even though Jacob had been lied to by his sons, he truly believed that Joseph was dead.  For over 22 years he believed that this was the truth.

            Now he was seeing Joseph face to face.  He could never have expected to see Joseph alive again, yet here he was.  God had allowed him to see, not only Joseph, but Joseph’s sons as well.  What emotion must have swirled in that moment of meeting for the both of them!  What joy and rejoicing.  What a moment!  The totally unexpected had happened and it was our Sovereign Lord that allowed and orchestrated it all!

            When we are in difficult situations, situations that we have no control over, do we expect God and trust God to do the unexpected?  Do we truly believe that He can do what we cannot even imagine?  Or in the midst of it all do we have “little faith?”

            How is it that Peter was doing the unimaginable, the unexpected with Jesus and then doubted right in the midst of the moment?  Yet even in his “doubt” and “little faith” Jesus still worked and brought Peter safely back to the boat.  What mercy and grace!  Peter never imagined or expected that he would be walking on water with Jesus that day…

            But what is it that you never expect to see again or to happen?  What is it that you are doubting?  What is it that you are having little faith in?  Let us remember the examples above and expect our Lord to do the unexpected and the unimaginable.  We will rejoice and be amazed at our glorious Lord’s workings.  What we woke up not expecting or even imagining would happen in the day ahead… happens!  Let us give Him thanks!

Dear Father I look forward to what this day will bring.  Oh that You would surprise me with the unexpected, the unimaginable.  May this be something that only You can do, that You orchestrate.  Then may I rejoice in Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son.  May it be so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_bmvhMm1NM

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