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God’s detours

In the fourth part of his series focussing on people on the move, the Rev Richard Baxter describes how a change of direction can turn into a blessing.

“IF you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans,” is a modern version of an old Yiddish proverb. The Scottish equivalent was expressed by Robert Burns: “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.” People who are on the move should not be surprised if they make a few detours along the way.

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