will be foreigners
in a land that does not belong to them;
they will be enslaved
Jacob and Esau.
Jacob became Israel,
The father of Joseph.
Joseph was sold into slavery,
Rose in prominence,
And lead his family into Egypt.
He was Abraham's great grandson, I guess.
So what had the family been told?
What did they understand?
When they made that trek into Egypt, was there any thought beyond the hope of escaping the famine?
Did they come to consider Egypt home?
Did any one of them sense they were embarking on the 400 years of oppression?
Have done anything different if they had?
Do we ever glimpse in a startling solution,
the snare that it just might become?
Or are we all too willing,
to sink into cushions of comfort
without ever wondering what they might have been put there to hide?