The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite system that provides location information. My husband has a GPS gadget in his truck to tell us where we are and where we are going when we are in unfamiliar territory.
The GPS system is based on a rather large view of the world, from outer space.
But it still has its limitations.
The other day, a large delivery truck driver was following directions from a GPS and he turned onto a narrow road, in upstate New York. Snow, snow, snow everywhere on the backroad. The poor guy slid and the truck tipped over.
Although out in a rural area, the emergency services were there quickly and no one was hurt thankfully. We can follow the GPS, with its large world view, however the shortest route is not always the best route.
The incident reminded me not to lose track of following divine guidance.
Divine guidance comes from a divine view, seen and heard as I heed intuition. The divine view involves hope, faith, understanding. It’s not afraid to ask for directions from the locals.
“Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.” Ps. 66:5