When Joseph was sold into slavery, it wasn’t some random event. It was part of God’s sovereign plan, as are the things that happen to us. After a couple decades of real hardship, Joseph said to the brothers that had sold him, “You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.”
God meant for it to happen, and He meant for good to come out of it.
What atheists cannot stand is the fact that God’s plan for the redemption of the universe takes priority over our feelings.
The beauty of Joseph’s story is that it shows two things:
. Sin, satan and suffering NEVER have the last word
. The things that happen to us are NEVER an indication of the level of God’s love for us.