[Genesis 42:24 ESV] 24 Then he turned away from them and wept. And he returned to them and spoke to them. And he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.
What emotions Joseph must have been experiencing when he recognized his brothers were coming to him and fulfilling the dream he had dreamed many years before. His heart was broken, even as the governor of all the land of Egypt (Genesis 42:6). Sometimes you can feel stuck even when all your dreams have seemingly come true.
Joseph's son's names reveal the hurt that had been absorbed (Genesis 41:51-52). He was now face to face with a situation where he could show mercy or enact vengeance. Thank God he had enough character to forgive and save in the power that he had.
*Life Point* Move towards peace by forgiving and blessing those who have wronged you