But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
Lord bless us with forgiving and peacemaking hearts, so that we can care for others as Joseph did. Teach us to love children in need, even as we pray against their parents’ brokenness. Amen.