Joseph Prepares for Hard Times


“Joseph Prepares for Hard Times,” Friend, March 2022

Scripture Stories

Joseph Prepares for Hard Times

You can read this story in Genesis 41.

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Joseph in Egypt

Joseph was a prophet. He lived in Egypt. One night Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, had a strange dream. He asked Joseph what the dream meant.

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Joseph in Egypt

God helped Joseph understand the dream. For seven years, people would have plenty of food. Then for seven years, they wouldn’t have enough. Joseph told Pharaoh.

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Joseph in Egypt

Joseph said they should save food now. Then they would be ready for hard times. Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of saving food. Joseph worked hard.

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Joseph in Egypt - Old Testament

When the seven years of famine came, the people had enough food to eat. They even had enough to share with others.

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Children in the rain

I can prepare now. With God’s help, I can get through hard times!

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Friend Magazine, 2022/03 Mar

Illustrations by Apryl Stott