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If Joseph Were Here Today
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By James Pemberton
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If Joseph Were Here Today…

I wonder what Joseph would think

if he were alive today.

By watching how we live,

what would he say?

He who was betrayed by his very

own brother,

Accused by Potiphar of betraying

his honor.

Thrown into the pit, then to be placed

second in command.

Was given charge of everything

in the land.

The same ones who had betrayed him,

had come for food.

He showed them compassion

and forgiveness—not being rude.

Could you be the same example to others,

as Joseph was?

Walking in love and forgiveness

the way Jesus does?

Maybe the ones you harbor anger

and resentment to,

Will one day come and bow down

before YOU!

What will your reaction be?

To “throw them into jail?”

Or to commit them to God

who cannot fail?

By Jim Pemberton © 2008

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Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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