For the very last time, Jacob has all his belonging packed with his sons, their wives, and children, and they moved to Egypt. An old broken-hearted man can return to God in peace, knowing his son is alive and his family would not die in the famine. Jacob may have been hesitant and fearful of going into Egypt, but after he stopped in Beersheba to make a sacrifice unto God, he came to him in a dream, assuring him that he would be with him and make him a great nation.
Upon arrival, Joseph met them and showed them the land they would settle. Joseph was so happy to see him that he wept and held him for a long time. It gave Jacob the peace he needed so he could die without worry.
Jacob probably thought he would never leave the home he had made in Canaan, but God had a different plan. This story shows that we should never assume our plans are sure and settled because God will wreck them to keep us on his path. He has a reason for everything he does, and you can bet that the people you encounter are a part of that plan. He wants us to engage and share our knowledge of Jesus by sprinkling his love wherever we go. So when things don’t go as planned, you can bet that God will use it to his advantage, and it will turn out better than you could ever imagine.
And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes. Genesis 46:3-4