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February 14 Minute Message

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

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I marvel at today’s technological advancements; many in history never envisioned this kind of continual progress. Take for example the commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1895 he made a formal proposal to Congress that the Patent Office be closed because he believed that all the great inventions had already been made. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

When GPS, the high-tech Global Positioning System, was developed, the Naval Academy announced it was dropping its second-year course in celestial navigation which had been taught for 153 years. A class on GPS navigation would be offered in its place.

The sextant and the stars were replaced by the satellite. Ironically, that announcement came the very same week that an orbiting satellite went haywire, wreaking havoc on all kinds of cyber signals across the country. Despite its advances, technology still glitches, locks up, gets hacked and crashes. There is only One who never fails – He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Technology is wonderful, but when it comes to direction for your life, chart your course by the One who created the stars!

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