Pain, Power and Providence
One of my favorite stories in the Old Testament is the saga of Joseph and his brothers. You remember how the spoiled brat brother–smart aleck Joseph is stripped of his fine coat and, thrown into the pit, then sold into slavery? Then after much suffering in exile he is used by God to save his family from starvation, and in saving them he preserved that same family to eventually produce the savior of the world.
This story is the perfect story to show God’s mighty hand in ALL his works–even the stuff that is intentionally evil and even in the things