GPS

GPS
Acts 8:26-27  Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”   So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch
I once drove to Denver and then north to Mount Rushmore.  It’s a trip made by countless people with main interstate highways to travel.   It was about 10 years ago, phones were just acquiring the GPS systems we rely on regularly.  Somewhere north of Cheyenne it told me to take a quicker route by turning at the next exit.  It was the moment of decision, do I trust this new GPS technology or remain on the interstate highway?
I tend to try new things, take an adventure, and explore possibilities.  I chose to turn off the main road and kept to the new directed course.  About twenty minutes later we were in a small town looking at “Bear Mountain Stage Stop”.   It turned out that the GPS signal was too weak and had shut down 30 minutes earlier.  I had no idea where I was!  After buying a good old-fashioned map, we carries on through the backroads and arrived at our destination a few hours late.
It was a memory maker for the family!  Our trip became an adventure filled with a little anxiety, a few jokes about a Dad’s driving, and sights we would have otherwise missed.
Sometimes we take a turn off the main route and little do we know but God has a special plan for the trip.   God’s Positioning Spirit (GPS) may have someone that needs to meet us.   Philip was led to take a desert road from Jerusalem to Gaza.  There he meet a man who had questions Philip could answer.
Imagine the next trip you make, imagine someone you might get into a conversation with.  It may well be a divine providential moment.  There are questions that they are wondering and God has you there to help them discover the answers.
Acts 8:35  “Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.”
When I was driving around in the middle of Wyoming, I wasn’t overly worried.  I believed we would find our answers and reach our destination.  Did I feel like I had to hurry to make up time, yes, we seem always in a hurry to get somewhere?   It can be hard to “go with the flow” accept what comes and make the most of every opportunity.  I find it’s not just true of Wyoming, it’s also true in my daily life. 
Where ever God has led us, may we have eyes and ears open to be ready and tell the discovery of the true path found only in Jesus to those lost around me.  God’s GPS signal is working just fine.
Pastor Tom