Thursday, July 9, 2009

Global Positioning System and God

GPS is an acronym that stands for Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS) internet site explains in laymen’s language that GPS is freely available to individuals who, equipped with a GPS receiver, can accurately locate where they are and easily navigate where they want to go. The service is available to anyone for multiple modes of navigation whether walking, driving, sailing, or flying. It’s precise in all weather, day and night, anywhere in the world.

The GPS is made up of three parts: satellites orbiting the Earth; control and monitoring stations on Earth; and the GPS receivers owned by users. GPS satellites broadcast signals from space that are picked up and identified by GPS receivers. Each GPS receiver then provides three-dimensional location (latitude, longitude, and altitude) plus the time.

I have used GPS on a Blackberry, in a golf cart, and in a car. Farmers, surveyors, geologists and countless others perform their work more efficiently, safely, economically, and accurately using the free and open GPS signals. Disaster relief and emergency services depend upon GPS.

The Creator of the universe transcends this one tiny planet upon which I live. Inexplicably God provides instantaneous and accurate information to individuals on earth through reliable prior communication (scripture) and through personal communiqués (Spirit to spirit). It is all that we need to understand where we are and how to navigate into the presence of God beyond earth’s orbit and the pull of gravity. With this biblical world view I interact with the issues and events that concern us all.

Point of interest: Garmin manufactures GPS receivers. Garmin Slipstream has a team in the Tour de France

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