by Rev Joel Yong
Genesis 42:1-3 ESV
When Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons, Why do you look at one another? And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go down and buy grain for us there, that we may live and not die. So ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt.
Their lives have been halted by the famine that has stricken much of the ancient world.
But then they discover that one nation has food supplies!
I love how Jacob responds- “Why do you look at one another?”
He is saying “ACT ON THE SOLUTION. GO GET HELP! EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO GO TO EGYPT!!”
I find it shocking how we neglect the spiritual dimension of our lives.
We search everywhere and it’s like a famine.
Nothing can satisfy us.
Yet we continue starving.
Some of us read our Bibles and pray so infrequently even as all of our life collapses all around us.
We do not make the journey to the ONE who possesses the supplies to feed our souls.
Even if you have to drop whatever it is you are doing.
Even if you have to travel across great plains.
Just to find NOURISHMENT from the ONE place you can find it from- at the feet of Jesus.
but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.