Fresh Hope – 9th November 2016

Have you ever felt forgotten?

Forgotten by parents, friends, loved ones, your boss or even your spouse?

The Bible records in the book of Genesis that Joseph was not only thrown into a pit by his brothers, not only sold into slavery, not only falsely accused and sent to prison, but he was forgotten too.

After spending time in prison through no fault of his own, he started to make a positive impact on everyone that came into contact with him, so much so that people looked up to him and treated him with great respect.

On one occasion after interpreting the dreams of two employees of the king, he asked them to remember him and mention him to the king – something he hoped would get him out of prison.

You can only imagine how Joseph would excitedly wait each day for that prison guard to give him the news he had been waiting for, however it never came…

Genesis 40:23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.

Jospeh waited everyday for a further two more years before getting the attention of the King.

What a painful story, but what an amazing ending that saw Joseph rise to highest ranking position in the land.

Being forgotten is something that we all face for long periods in our lives without any explanation, yet it is those very times that forge our character and lead us to maturity beyond our years.

Feeling forgotten today? Don’t dismay, though everyone may forget you, God never will – you are always on His mind.

He is using this very season of your life, if handled correctly, to catapult you into a significant life.

Isaiah 49:15-16 ‘Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.’

Pastor Mark

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