Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors
By Jennifer Landrieu, Director
When Pastor Todd and Pastor Mark visit our classrooms this month, they’ll tell the children the story of Joseph and his colorful coat. You can find the story in your bible in Genesis chapter 37.
Joseph was the favored son of Jacob and also the youngest. He was known as a good, faithful, cheerful, kind, and thoughtful man. As a sign of favor, Jacob gave Joseph a long coat with many colors. Joseph’s brothers were jealous and sold him as a slave to men going to Egypt. He spent many years in a prison, but others realized that he could translate God’s message through dreams and he became important to the Pharaoh of Egypt. The Pharaoh gave Joseph rule over Egypt. During his rule, he collected excess grains because he was told through his dreams that God would send a famine to the land. Years later, Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt for food, but didn’t recognize Joseph at first. Joseph was kind to his brothers, gave them food and forgave them.