“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

God's GPS

 by Macy Johnson

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?

Yet not one of them will fall to the ground

apart from the will of your Father.”

(Matthew 10:29 NIV)


The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S.-owned utility that provides users with positioning, navigation, and timing services. This system in Google Maps allows my husband and me to track each other on our cell phones.


Jeff followed me on his phone while I drove our granddaughter to Birmingham one afternoon. My drive home a week later kept me on edge. Navigating through Atlanta, even after making the same trip weekly for many years as an auditor, always drains my resolve. Stormy weather accompanied this particular trip as early-evening darkness closed in.


When fear crept into my thoughts I sang the tune, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Music always lightens my heart and cleanses my spirit. I knew God and His angels were clearing the path for me, even when I couldn’t see the cars ahead. I made it home safely an hour late, because of traffic delays. Jeff met me at the door and said, “My phone shows you are stopped at the sheriff’s office.”


My phone’s GPS had stopped working properly when I turned the corner at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department. Jeff was concerned something had happened. I laughed at the thought. I remembered the turn. It was so dark I couldn’t see the road, but God told me to keep on going with windshield washers on high.


I am never out of range with God. His GPS never stops working. He always knows exactly where I am, because He is with me. I have nothing to fear or worry about.


I will trust God to keep me safe even as dangers swirl around me. I hope you will, too!

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