Have you ever been driving along when a detour sign forces you off-course? It can be like that sometimes on the road of life too. You’ve probably experienced it; having a route all planned when someone walks up holding a “detour sign” in the form of unexpected news. Joseph and Mary did. As they were settling into the routine of child-raising and future family planning, an angel appears speaking words of detour:

“Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.” – Mathew 2:13 NKJV

Rarely are detours welcomed, even if they’re the result of our own choices. Most people don’t make plans hoping for someone else to change them and time off-course can feel wasted. Egypt hadn’t been part of Joseph’s plan for his young family, but it was…

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