“You (Joseph’s brothers) intended to harm me (Joseph), but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives … And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, ‘God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.’” (Genesis 50:20,25).
God was there in the past, and He would be there in the future. The story of Joseph and his brothers was more than their story. It was the story of God. Soon, Joseph would be gone, but God would still be there.