Jacob sent Judah ahead to prepare for their arrival in Goshen, where he would once again see his son Joseph. Here we see a beautiful picture of grace. Judah, the son who had played such a significant role in tearing apart father and son, was now given the opportunity to play a role in bringing them back together. No longer the agent of their separation, Judah was now the facilitator of their reunion.
We don’t know why Jacob chose Judah for this task, but what we do know is that this foreshadows how God sent Christ ahead to facilitate our reunion and how we are sent out with the gospel. We were once estranged from God our Father, in open rebellion against Him and His Son. But in Christ, we have been given the privilege of declaring the gospel to the nations, to play a role in seeing people reconciled to God.
With whom can you share the gospel this week to facilitate their reconciliation with God our Father?