“Then he restored the chief butler to his butlership again, and he placed the cup in
Pharaoh’s hand. But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.”
Genesis 40:21, 22
The butler was restored to his position just as Joseph said but he forgot to tell Pharaoh about him
for two whole years! I can only imagine what was going on in Joseph’s mind. Was he expecting to be
released the next day or the very hour the butler was released??
But hours, turned to days, and days into weeks, and weeks into months and months into years.
It must have been hard for him.
Did the thought cross his mind that YAH had forgotten him?
I don’t know.
But one thing is clear, even though the butler forgot about him, YAH had not. Joseph was very much
on His mind. It may have looked like he had been forgotten but he was very much on YAH’s mind.
After two full years Joseph was freed from prison and his life turned around in a way he never imagined.
Does YAH forget us? Does He get absent minded about His children?
Not a chance! We are always on His mind.
Man will forget but not YAH.
The butler let Joseph down but YAH never does! We can rely on that.
If you feel like YAH has forgotten you know that you are on His mind always. He will never forget you.
You are not forgotten.