Monday, January 22, 2007

Obedient Motorist Crashes on Satnav Command

According to a Reuters’ story, a 46-year-old German motorist driving along a busy road suddenly veered to the left and ended up stuck on a railway track -- because his satellite navigation system told him to, police said Sunday. “He did what he was ordered to do and turned his Audi left up over the curb and onto the track of a local streetcar line. He tried to back up off the track but got completely stuck," a police spokesman said.

About a dozen trams were held up until a tow truck arrived to clear the car off the track. Several German motorists have crashed their cars in recent months, later telling police they were only obeying orders from their satnavs.

What’s guiding the navigation of your life this week? To what/whom are you turning to receive input concerning which direction to go with the thousands of decisions you have to make?

I saw some friends yesterday for the first time since coming home from the hospital with their new infant daughter. That wonderful, intelligent, loving couple is going to need a lot of wisdom beyond themselves in order to parent their child well. How do you know when to change jobs? Careers? Houses? How do you know how to love your spouse well? Be a good friend? Separate yourself from destructive habits?

God has said that if you ask Him to, He will be your Guide, your Teacher, your Wisdom (see John 14:26). And, there is no subject or destination in this world that God doesn’t know about. You won’t take wrong turns when following the prompts of God.

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