March 18, 2020 –

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has 32 satellites in orbit, providing users with positioning, navigation, and timing services. Some estimate the number of GPS-enabled devices enabled is over three billion units.

The GPS app on my cell phone is excellent, guiding me to my destination. The unit doesn’t require me to transmit any data.

The mystery of my unit is it transmits a detailed message from somewhere telling me the actual steps I must take to arrive at my destination. How does the GPS unit know where I am? 

If I follow the precise directions, I arrive at my destination.

I’ve heard it said that God doesn’t know me, where I live, or have time for me. But Scripture proves God’s relationship with people lies in the details.

Cornelius was a Roman centurion living in Caesarea. He was a devoted man and feared God along with his whole household. Also, the Bible says, Cornelius contributed to the needs of others. 

God sent one of His angels detailing the GPS directions for Cornelius to take.

God detailed everything for the centurion’s needs. 

  1. Now send men to Joppa and call for Simon, who is also named Peter.
  2. He is lodging with Simon, a tanner,
  3. Whose house is by the sea.” 

(Acts 10:5-6, HCBS)

 God gave Peter GPS directions for his travel. 

  1. “Three men are here looking for you. 
  2. Get up, go downstairs,
  3. Accompany them with no doubts at all, because I have sent them.”

(Acts 10:19b-20, HCSB

In following God’s GPS directions, Cornelius became the first Gentile to become a Christian.

In God’s point of view, details matter, and he provides specific directions, so we reach our appointed destination.