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Friday, June 10, 2005

When God Closes A Door

Have you ever heard the hit musical Joseph the Dreamer? I like it very much because it's a story of a young man who suffered most terrible tragedies in life yet came out of them glorious in the end. Joseph was his father Jacob's favorite son. His other brothers got jealous of him because of the special relationship he enjoyed with his Dad. They sold him as slave. But he eventually became an administrator in Egypt. When famine struck Canaan his brothers set out for prosperous Egypt to buy grains. Joseph had the perfect chance to take his revenge. Yet he did not. He forgave his brothers and even asked that they celebrate with him because they were reunited as a family and that everything (even the bad experiences) was all in God's plan.

Now, there is a song in that musical that I often sing when I feel that the world is closing on me. The song is entitled "When God closes a door, He opens a window." And this has been true to my experiences. When something or someone is taken away from me, God makes sure that I get new and better ones in exchange for what was taken from me. When He takes away, He replenishes with something new and something better. Therefore I need not be afraid but just believe in Him.

Son of the Prodigal


  • At 7:49 PM, Blogger felrivas said…

    this is my favorite song... it's great to find your blog (found it by searching google for this particular song) ... im jus starting to develop my website ( so u will know why i like that song... hope to read more of your posts ...

  • At 2:42 PM, Blogger Jeylin said…

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  • At 2:43 PM, Blogger Jeylin said…

    I really like this song 'cause we used to sing this in the church before but is it 'He opens the window?' It doesn't matter though, the lyrics are just superb.:)

  • At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i have a soundtrack od Joseph the dreamer.. i bought when i am still in highschool.. so cassitte tape pa, di pa ksi uso ang CD noon.. i bought it sa isang praise music store, na ussually nakikita sa aisle ng mga mall, isang maliit na booht lang sya.. ask kayo sa tindera kung meron silang joseph the dreamer n saoundtrack.. dati i brought for 150 pesos, ewan ko na lang sa ngyon kung magkano n sya... good luck sa paghahanap ng soundtrack... Godspeed


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