Many of us look back through the different stages and situations of our life’s story and we might say something like this, “The first twelve years were spent in such a place, and then our teenage years were spent somewhere else as Dad moved to a new job – perhaps they were followed by our university years – and then we moved on again to our first job and when we were first married . . .” and so on. For many of us in this congregation there were different challenges and encouragements marked each of the periods of our lives.There have been no seasons when God forsook us, but there may have been times when we were colder towards him. He, though, was always there for us, and so we confess that all the years of our life his mercies have been new each morning to us. So it was with Joseph.