Father’s Embrace

Genesis 46:29 “…As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time.” (NIV)*

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rose (Photo credit: alice_ling)

Time stands still

Father and son reunite.

Cleansing tears pour freely

Grief, too long wound tight.

………………..

Jacob, master of your craft,

When served stew of deceit

The same recipe you once served,

Brought years of exiled grief.

………………..

Relationship now restored

A balm to aching soul,

Ready to leave this life,

At last, your heart consoled.

………………..

The Son left with purpose

Paving a path for humanity,

Leading to the Father’s embrace 

That all may be held for eternity.

………………..

poem by Patty Perkins

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Genesis 46:30 “Israel said to Joseph, ‘Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.'” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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