Parshat Mikeitz – The Blessing in the Curse
The hero Parshat Mikeitz is the mighty Yosef (Joseph).
Discovering sections of the Torah like this are pretty challenging for me, since I already know the conclusion of the story. Occasionally it is really genuinely tough to think about what it have to have been like to have been Yosef all over all these so incredibly scary, traumatic many years prior to his achievement.
How a lot of of us have lost employment, only to to glance and uncover anything far excellent than the preceding occupation?
If you ended up a prophet and knew over and above a shadow of a doubt that the greater task genuinely was all-around the corner, then terrific. Good for you. Joy for the duration of the interim is effortless. But holding your head up high when other individuals have pushed you down to the floor is surely no uncomplicated undertaking. Typically when people today notify you “it is all for the best”, you just want to slug them.
But then it turns out to be genuine!
When Yosef was youthful he seemed to have a knack for obtaining amazingly obvious desires, straightforward as pie to interpret. Unfortunately for him, all those dreams have been just gasoline for the fire burning in the hearts of all of his brothers.
I imagine at to start with he would loathe his gift. His uncanny capacity to interact with goals went from detrimental to sweet parlor trick, but for all intents and uses remained unquestionably worthless in the course of.
A “reward” in truth!
That is, of system, till his masterful desire interpretation landed him a absolutely sudden pay a visit to to the grand dictator of all of Egypt.
And what blessing could there quite possibly be in currently being chucked into a pit by your brothers?
What blessing could there maybe be in remaining marketed into slavery?
What blessing could just one ever find in remaining estranged from a beloved father?
How could you at any time quite possibly obtain blessing in wrongful imprisonment!?
All seemingly unanswerable thoughts. Perfectly, right up until all that suffering and torment lands you in demand of an total country with the world’s most expansive fiscal venture less than your command.
I cannot support but flashing to a more durable time in my possess existence, when I believed almost everything was more than. But in the end, just about every minute of misery was a basic stage in arriving at best joy. Everything was and nevertheless is a piece of the puzzle.
Yosef’s lifetime was stuffed with so lots of blessings, as are all of ours. Some of people blessings are distinct as working day, when some others are concealed in the deepest, darkest pits of distress.
But they’re all blessings!