Many, many years ago, back in Bible times,
a young boy had dreams that his whole family would bow to him.
All his brothers hated him for telling them his dreams.
But his father and mother pondered this in their hearts.
They didn`t understand these dreams their son was having.
Jacob favored Joseph more than he did his brothers.
Jacob made Joseph a coat of many colors.
Jacob`s brothers wanted to kill him one day in the field.
But one of his brother`s said, ''No! Let`s put him in this
well and when the slave traders come by, let`s sell him.
So this is what they did.
They killed an animal, and splashed its blood on Joseph`s coat
to show to their father.
The slave traders sold Joseph to a well to do Egyptian.
Joseph was such a good slave, his master put him in charge.
Until one day he was falsely accused by his master`s wife.
Because of this, he was put in prison.
Joseph was so good in prison that the warden
trusted him, and put him in charge of all the prisoners.
God was good to Joseph in all he had to go through.
One day the King had two dreams that no one could interpret.
One of the prisoners said, ''I know who can interpret
the king`s dreams. Joseph can.''
Joseph told the king, ''There will be seven years that fields
will grow plenty of food.''
And there will be seven years, there will be no food.
The king took Joseph out of prison, put his ring on Joseph`s
finger, and placed him in second in command of all Egypt.
Joseph was in charge of storing enough food
in the first seven years to last the last seven years.
This is how he saved his family, and they bowed to him.
Joseph brought his family to live in Egypt.
The children of Israel ( Jacob ) lived in Egypt
for over four hundred years until another king
was in charge.
This king was afraid the people of Israel
would out number them.
So he made them slaves.
But God had a plan to free them
from this bondage.
Moses, His` servant would lead them to a land
of His` choosing.
They would prosper in their homeland
as long as they obeyed God.
But they disobeyed many times.
For their disobedience,
they have suffered these many years.
They have lived in many countries,
but not their own.
In 1948, Israel became their country once more.
And even today, other countries
want to drive them into the sea.
They want to do the same to you and me.
We have lived in the U.S.A. for around four hundred years.
People from every nation have moved here too.
We are hated by quit a few.
But if we have God in our heart,
He will lead us to Heaven, never to part.
In that country, so rich and fair, there will be eternal life
of love, joy and peace.
In that land, we will live in a forest of delight.
Even all the animals will be tame.
As it was in the beginning, it will be the same.
Except, we`ll live to enjoy this forest forever.
So, let not your hearts fear. God is in control.
If you ask Jesus, God`s Son, He will forgive your sins,
and He will save your sole.
''For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;''
''For God so loved the world, that He gave
His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes
in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life''
John 3: 16
[ Childhood Fantasies ]
''A FOREST OF DELIGHT''
I believe some 5 or 6 years old can understand
most of this story.
But this is no fantasy. This is reality.
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