During the journey home, the sons of Yaakov were discussing how they would break the news to their father.
“I can’t wait to tell Father the wonderful news!” exclaimed one of the brothers with a glow in his eyes.
“Let’s not be hasty,” chimed in another brother. “Our father is an old man of 130 years. He’s been mourning for Yosef all this time. The sudden shock of finding Yosef alive could actually, G-d forbid, kill Father!”
As they approached their home they noticed Serach, the daughter of Asher. She was a talented musician who played the harp beautifully and Asher had an idea. “Serach, take your harp, go outside Grandfather’s tent and play him a song. These are the words, ‘Yosef is alive and he is a ruler in Egypt.’”
Serach did as she was instructed and slowly but surely, as Yaakov listened to the beautiful song, a smile came to his lips and he proclaimed, “Amein! Let it be true.”
He then blessed Serach, “May the Almighty bless you with long life.” Yaakov’s blessing came true and Serach was still alive, many years later, in the time of Dovid HaMelech, King David!