“A caravan of Ishmaelites was coming – their camels bearing spices, balsam and lotus – on their way down to Egypt.”
~ Genesis 37:25
Joseph’s brothers sold him to Arabs who took him down to Egypt in their caravan of camels.
How he got there is important, but what’s the relevance of their cargo?
The main commodity of Arabs merchants has always been fuels – which stink. However, it ‘just so happened’ that this caravan’s load was sweet-smelling spices.
Difficult times are part of life but they are not random. Keep your eyes – and nose – open for the sweet signs of meaning along the way.