Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Long Way Around

Why doesn't God always take the most direct route?

Exodus 13:17-18 reveals at least one of the possible reasons.

"When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them... through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, 'If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.' So God led the people around by... the Red Sea..."  NIV

Sometimes the Good Shepherd leads us by an indirect route to protect us from discouragement and defeat. Thank you ABBA Father for your foresight and mercy. 

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