Three Things Loved or Learned

My reading in Genesis this week took me to chapter 39, and a thought occurred to me that I have never considered.  Potiphar was the captain of Pharaoh’s guard. Joseph was his slave, and was sent to prison because of a false accusation by Potiphar’s wife. Joseph eventually became, a few years later, the #2 man in all of Egypt, subject only to the Pharaoh himself. Hmmm. I wonder how things went with Potiphar (he was still the captain of the guard) or his wife after that? It is not addressed in Scripture, probably because the story and the enduring principle is that God exonerated Joseph, and exalted him to prominence, because Joseph remained faithful to God, no matter how much he suffered. Potiphar’s wife was just a small inconvenience in the bigger picture. One thing is certain–God did not overlook her sin.

I love the show, “This is Us!”

It has to be one of the best shows on television in the way that it respects marriage and family. The characters are not perfect, by any means, but sin is not flaunted or celebrated, at least as far as I can see. The writing is excellent, and the acting is as well. If you haven’t watched the show, I recommend you start with season 1. You need their story from the beginning.

I also loved John Stonestreet’s commentary on the faith of the Philadelphia Eagles. I went into the game prepared to pull for an Eagles’ victory, and what a game that was! Great down to the last minute, and a lot of fun to watch. But I was even more thankful when I heard about the revival that has taken place on the team in the last 1 1/2 years. Stonestreet writes, “In October 2016, in a gathering whose video has gone viral, five Eagles players were baptized in the pool at their practice facility, while at least fifteen other players “prayed around them.” If you do the math, that’s at least forty percent of the team roster.” What a refreshing spin on the normal news coming out of the NFL. Here’s a link to the article, and it is worth reading and sharing with other football (and faith) fans.