Does Our GPS Work?


In today’s world, many of us rely on a GPS for directions when we travel to a new area that we haven’t been before. Here we are already in 2019 uncharted area. Where are we headed? Is our GPS working properly? For many of us, we might think so. We might think we have a plan and direction as we approach 2019. But is our direction and plan correct?

Our GPS should be Jesus Christ. As Jesus said in John 14:4-5, “And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Then Jesus goes on to explain in John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Many times we want to go it our way. As one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite songs was, “I did it my way,” We don’t want to do it our way. Man’s way or the world’s way only leads to a path of confusion and eventual destruction. Everything we do should center on praying first to our LORD for proper direction and obedience to follow Jesus’ way as explained in John, chapter 14.

Today’s world is broken and divided in many ways. The world’s first brokenness started with Adam and Eve’s first sin, but by the grace of God, it will be restored someday living in a new heaven and new earth as stated in Revelation 21:1, 4.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more” (Revelation 21:1). And John goes on to further say about Jesus; “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

As we continue to move forward into the next decade, let all of us commit to following Jesus Christ first and foremost. Let us have Jesus lead us through all the turmoil and persecution that face Christianity in the future. Let us raise up spiritual leaders for our Luther Church Missouri Synod to be bold as our patriarchs, and founding fathers did before us.

Let us reach out to the lost as a disciple for Jesus, and show the correct GPS to follow as mentioned in John 14:6. Let all of us show the love of Jesus to all people and make disciples as we have been commanded to do in the Great Commission.

May God bless you as you help navigate others to follow Jesus’ GPS. Amen.

God be with you.

From your Deacon @ Immanuel