The Keeper Of The Prison

by adustyframe ~ February 23rd, 2015

Yesterday, in Sunday School, we watched a video series. I’ve really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I enjoyed the speaker and how he related to us.

The session yesterday dealt with Joseph and the speaker shared this verse.

Genesis 39:21

But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Then he said something like, “Wait a minute! If God is with you, you don’t know anything about the keeper of the prison.” He was being funny and everyone in the audience on the video laughed as did the people in our class.

What he said wasn’t wrong. He wasn’t making light of anything and we all know that Joseph was completely innocent. However, for some reason it made me tear up.

God can be with you even if you’re in prison because you’re totally at fault. God can show you mercy in prison and the keeper of the prison may respond favorably to you even if you’re there because you deserve to be.

Thinking about this again today, I just think it goes to show that there is still a wound. It’s still tender. I don’t know if it will always be tender. I don’t know if giggling about prison will always make me tear up.

I don’t know.

But I am so thankful that God shows mercy to those who may know the keeper of the prison even when they don’t want to know him! (or her).



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  1. Barbara H.

    That reminds me of something I hear sometimes when someone has made wrong choices and has to face the consequences – sometimes people will say, “It’s his own fault. He made the mess and now he needs to deal with it.” But that is true of all of us – we’ve all made messes and gotten into trouble because of our choices, and thank God He meets us there and minsters to us there.

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