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Genesis 37:27 “Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and not lay our hands on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers agreed.
Joseph’s family relationships are complicated. Members have assigned and assumed roles. They have insecurities and motivations. They have different personalities and experiences. His family sounds a lot like mine. I have brothers from different mothers. Our family is woven together, torn and mended. Some of the most intimate familial relationships I enjoy are with members who do not share my blood. They grew from diverse circumstances and flourish in God’s love.
Please God, give me eyes to see beyond flesh—KINdom come!
MOVING FORWARD: What does your family of choice look like? How does it mirror your family of origin?