JOSEPH IN EGYPT
Now Joseph was under control of the slave traders. He had to walk miles and miles in chains, not even knowing where he was going. He walked with them all the way to the nation of Egypt (yes, the one with the pyramids). That means the Joseph was super far away from home! He didn’t speak their language and he wasn’t used to their food. It wasn’t a great situation. However, even though he might have felt alone, the Lord was with him! He never left Joseph! And God still had big plans for his life.
Soon after he came to Egypt as a slave he was sold to a man named Potiphar. Potiphar was a very wealthy man. In fact, Pharaoh the king of Egypt had him as one of his most trusted officials. Potiphar had a lot of power and lived in a nice big house. That means that Joseph got to live in one of the greatest places in Egypt! Things were going pretty well for him, until something bad happened. Potiphar’s wife was not a good person. She lied about Joseph and got him in big trouble! And Potiphar believed her over Joseph! Oh no!! So Joseph got thrown into prison even though he didn’t do anything wrong. However, even though it looked like the worst ever possible thing that could happen to him, God still had a plan for Joseph and God was with him!
Questions (for parents to ask kids, and kids to ask parents!)
1. Have you ever been to another country and had other foods? What was it like?
2. How do you know when God is with you even when it may not look like it?
3. How would you feel if you were in Joseph’s situation? How do you think he felt?