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Satellite navigation

May 31st, 2009

img_0090In order to help me navigate my way to various destinations that I need to visit in the next year, my fellow elders in Portadown gave me a gift of a satellite navigation device.

I have been experimenting with it in recent days and discovering both its advantages and disadvantages. One obvious disadvantage is that it is not totally up-t0-date and recent changes to roads and buildings are not picked up by the sat nav. No doubt someone will explain to me how it can be up-dated, but I haven’t got to that page in the manual yet.

This weekend I had to drop my daughter off at the new Stena terminal in Belfast. I hadn’t been there before and I thought my device would help me. But as you can see from the photo, the new terminal, according to the device, is somewhere in the middle of Belfast Lough! Recent land reclamation obviously hasn’t made it to the satellite yet.

This week I am in special need of another kind of guidance and direction that has a heavenly origin and is totally reliable. Can we find our way through the maze of debates, decisions and discussions that lie before us in the General Assembly? I trust God that we can. We thank Him for his ancient promise, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8.

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