In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
The first book of the Bible, Genesis, comes to an end with the family of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob established in Egypt in the finest part of the land (Gen. 47:5-6), weathering the storm of famine. Prospering there. Looking forward to the day when the Lord would visit them in Egypt and take them to the land He’d promised them. (Gen. 50:24-25) The Lord would visit them. That word "visit" (in Greek) is the same word that bishop comes from. The Lord would visit. He would intervene to save them. That’s what a bishop or pastor is supposed to do. Bring salvation. Whether they realize that is why the Lord would come or not, come He will to save them. The Lord had just saved them by sending Joseph ahead of them and bringing them to Egypt. (Gen. 45:4-7) But did they realize they would need saving again?