This is a remarkable reveal, not just in the narrative, but in Joseph’s perspective.
He tells his brothers, “Do not be angry at selling me into slavery. There has already been two years of famine and there will be five more. You did not send me here, God sent me here ahead of you and put me into this position of power so that I can save you and my father from the famine.”
He does not say this ironically but in an outburst of emotion. This is what makes Joseph important. He gets it.
Similarly, in the Zohar, it is said that the seed contains the entire flower, and, when we look at the Heavens, we are seeing what was created by the finger of God.
Of course we know the science behind matter and how things occur, but we also have to hold onto the ability to see things at face value and appreciate them as objects created by God and aren’t we bless to have it.
This coffee cup is created by God. Aren’t we blessed to have it?
This cloud passing by was created by God. Aren’t we bless to have it?
Your mother was created by God. Aren’t we blessed to have her?
When we consider the enlightenment of Joseph, we see that even seemingly ghastly tings have their place in God’s plan:
This earthquake that leveled a city was created by God. Aren’t we blessed to have it?
Kim Jong Un was created by God. Aren’t we blessed to have him?
This is the spiritual work: to detach from our emotional reaction to everything, acknowledge that everything is a creation of God, and to praise it for that reason alone.