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GOVERNMENT AND POSITION – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Biblical view on government, our part is
. to bring glory to God in whatever position
SCRIPTURE: Gen.37:1-49:43, Ps.33:12
Style: drama/conversation: Joseph speaks
. with his father about how God has used
. his position in government to save
. his people
Cast: JOSEPH, FATHER
(JOSEPH enters with FATHER.)
JOSEPH I cannot express to you how happy I am
. to see you here with me, Father.
FATHER My son, Joseph! But it would be better
. if it were on the land that God promised
. to our father Abraham.
JOSEPH Yes, some day this will happen.
. Our people will be back on the promised land.
. But for now, it is important that you are here.
. For during this great famine,
. you would perish anywhere else.
. God made sure I was put in this position,
. here in Egypt, for this very thing.
FATHER Just like the dreams you had when
. you were a youngster.
JOSEPH You remember those?
FATHER I remember that your dreams- were -
. back then – quite unbelievable.
. Remind me again what those dreams were?
JOSEPH The first dream was that we were binding
. sheaves in the field. Then when mine stood up,
. all the others bowed down to my sheaf.
. The second dream was where the sun, moon
. and eleven stars – were bowing down to me.
FATHER Yes, that was it. Your mother and I were 2
. rather angry at you for saying this,
. but I kept this in mind, and -
. here we all are – bowing down to you.
JOSEPH It was not the smartest thing to do-
. to tell my brothers about my dreams.
FATHER This only made your brothers more jealous.
. But then – I made it even worse for you by
. giving you a beautiful coat of many colors.
. And look what happened.
JOSEPH You cannot feel responsible.
FATHER I mourned you for many years because
. I believed you were dead. It is a difficult
. thing for a father not to feel responsible.
JOSEPH We can barely control our own actions,
. we cannot expect to control others.
FATHER It is all in God’s hands.
JOSEPH And this is exactly how I choose to make
. decisions in my position of power.
. I rely on God’s wisdom and direction.
FATHER And as you bring honor to God, even Egypt
. thrives and prospers because of this.
JOSEPH Do not give me too much credit. God put me
. through many struggles so that I had
. no other options but to rely on Him.
. Then I could see without any doubt
. that God was with me, guiding me in wisdom
. so our people, as well as all nations,
. would be saved. I am excited to know what else
. God will do for us and the nations?
FATHER As God told Eve, and our father Abraham,
. we know that God will bless the nations
. through our descendants in a mighty way.
. Your dreams may have seemed unbelievable
. at the time – and yet – here we are.
. Then let us consider God’s covenant with us
. and know that nothing is impossible with God.