Spencer Tyler hosts week 3 of our of Bible Study, considering Genesis chapters 40 & 41.
Joseph now having to endure yet another experience of unjust treatment now finds himself in the prison waiting for release. I wonder how much time Joseph spent thinking about the circumstances that led up to him being sold away to a foreign land by his own family. He was only 17 at the time. We learn in these chapters how Joseph goes from the pit to the palace because God showed up and he never left Joseph.
Many of us like Joseph have dreams. They may not be divinely inspired but these dreams give us hope while we are in the pit like Joesph. Many of us have experienced the ordeal of judicial meetings by the Leadership of the Jehovah's Witnesses that have resulted in humiliation, isolation and even condemnation by our families. Maybe you were not excommunicated from your religion but you have been abandoned by those you love Like Joseph, SO we find ourselves in a "foreign" land trying to start our lives over and trying to heal from the wounds that were unnecessarily and at times unjustly inflicted upon us.
Can we forgive the leaders of our spiritual community? Specifically, Can we forgive the Governing Body of the Jehovah's Witnesses?"