Life Sometimes Hangs By a “Thread”

Chris —  May 27, 2009

Peter Kreeft (Quoted by Russell Moore in Adopted for Life, 144):

If one Egyptian tailor hadn’t cheated on the threads of Joseph’s mantle, Potiphar’s wife would never have been able to tear it, present it as evidence to Potiphar that Joseph attached her, gotten him thrown in prison, and let him be in a position to interpret Pharaoh’s dream, win his confidence, advise him to store seven years of grain, and save his family, the seventy original Jews from whom Jesus came.  We owe our salvation to a cheap Egyptian tailor.

If the threads of life break when you don’t expect them to – – embrace Providence.

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