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Jacob's Family Moves to Egypt, Genesis 45:16-47-27
For today, we read the story of Joseph bringing his father's entire
family to Egypt. The number 70 reflects only the blood line through the
males. Daughters, daughters-in-law, and grand-daughters were not
factored in, nor were servants or concubines. So the actual number of
Israelites at that point, had to be somewhere around 150. And did you
notice that Benjamin had 10 sons! I had assumed that he was far too
young to have so many children. He wasn't a "boy" at all!
About Melissa Gibbs:
Melissa is the mother of four boys and the wife of her junior high sweetheart, JD. He is the President of Joe Gibbs Racing and the son of NFL Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. JD and Melissa have been married 16 years and are actively involved with Young Life, Motor Racing Outreach, their church, and other ministries. Their youngest son Taylor is nearing completion of a 3 year treatment protocol for leukemia, which has been a powerful faith walk for their family. Since his diagnosis, Melissa has been called upon to share their family's testimony with many local churches. Much of her energy is now focused on a huge festival planned for mid May in celebration of Taylor's victory over leukemia and in effort to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. If you'd like to check out what she's up to while not blogging, go to www.finishlinefestival.com.
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