Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him. The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard. These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; there were fourteen persons in all. The sons of Dan: Hushim. The sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni and Jezer and Shillem. These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all. Al the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob’s sons, were sixty-six persons in all, and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, who came to Egypt, were seventy. Genesis 46:22-27 NASB
My kids have cool names: Kai, Keanu, Kaenan and Eden. My wife deserves the credit. Some of the names of the children of Jacob that went to Egypt are very unique. ‘Muppim and Huppim and Ard’ sounds like a nursery rhyme. In all, Jacob would take with him 70 relatives. When the people of God emerged from Egypt decades later, they would number in the hundreds of thousands. God was fulfilling His promise to Abraham. We should not despise the day of small beginnings. For, if God is in our endeavors, they can become very significant over time because He keeps his promises.
What small beginning in my life could God cause to grow into something significant?
God, as this day begins- I am looking forward to all You have planned. Use me to be a blessing to others. I am available.