Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at parsha ‘Vayigash,’ (Genesis/Bereshiet 44:18 – 47:27): the second part of the “cliffhanger” story, where we see how Yosef’s plan works out, and the surprising development that makes it far different – and certainly better! – than he seemed to have been expecting.
Joseph clearly had a plan. And when we left off the story last week, at the ‘cliffhanger’, it was at the point of “Max Q” – where the stresses have reached the point where the ‘Truth will out’. And that turns out to be not just a turning point in all of their lives, but all of history.
First, on Erev Shabbat, Mark goes over the setup, and the whole story:
The Sabbath Day teaching is really about plans: Joseph’s plan to begin with, and, more importantly, how it fit with his Master’s far greater, larger, longer term plan.
There is, of course, an important lesson for us in here as well. And it might not necessarily be precisely many of us were taught in ‘sun-god-day skool’. Sometimes we DO have to discern, test, and ‘make judgments’ even. From here on out, it may well be a matter of life and death.
“Vayigash: Joseph’s Plan, Yah’s Still Bigger Plan, and Ours”
The combined two-part podcast is here: