This is how Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat ends, as many musicals do—with a reprise of the opening song.
It begins with the words:
I closed my eyes
Drew back the curtain
To see for certain
What I thought I knew
One theory of modern psychology is that dreaming is the communication between our conscious mind and our unconscious mind, helping people create wholeness—that dreams are the bridge that allows movement back and forth between what we think we know and what we really know.
Joseph attached significance to his dreams and believed they might be telling him about himself and the world around him. Because he was curious about the meaning of his own dreams, Joseph also became someone who could help others interpret theirs.
This week we continue with the story of Joseph who is sought after by Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, when Pharaoh has a series of puzzling dreams.
Interwoven is the continuing saga of Joseph and his brothers. This Sunday we get the conclusion to the story that began in Chapter 37. It spans most of the remaining books of Genesis. If you’ve got a little time before Sunday, I encourage you to read it in whatever translation of the Bible you own.
If you are short of time, here is a wonderful summary https://www.faithwriters.com/article-details.php?id=46169 in poetic verse that will catch you up on what’s been happening so far in the story of Joseph.
See you in worship on Sunday!