Today our sermon was on the story of Joseph. Whenever I hear that story, I am amazed at the way God's plan is accomplished in spite of the many twists & turns along the way. As we've been reading the Old Testament in our Bible reading program it comes through again and again. Adam & Eve blow it, God's plan goes on, the Israelites blow it, God's plan goes on, Joseph's brothers try to get rid of him, God's plan goes on. I keep imagining this winding path going through all the stories, sometimes forward, sometimes circling back, around obstacles, but going on. I thought of it again as I was working on some Advent material, tying the Exodus story to the Advent of Christ's birth, to the Advent of the new creation. Praise God for his plan.