How many remember the AA route planner, available from most petrol stations, for a reasonable price? These were the sat nav’s of the 90’s and required skill and preparation to make sure you knew you A roads from your M’s and B’s. It took precision, especially if your journey required a page change!
With the improvements in technology, I got in my car this week, typed the postcode in and fully relied on ‘Google Maps’ to get me from A to B. Of course, some people find it difficult to transition to this modern way of living. Maybe it is a fear that someone is tracking your movements, or a desire to keep the journey interesting, or a fear of wasting precious data.
The words of Solomon in Proverbs 3 are the basis of our school motto, to have one’s steps directed by the Lord. What can we do to make this our daily prayer? In Proverbs 3:5 it says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
There is so much more knowledge available to us at the touch of a button. An elderly relative of mine has searched for over 20 years for a song he had sung at church when he was a young pastor. He had looked in collectors' bookshops but had been unable to recall the title. All he had was a couple of lines. When he shared these lines with me, I typed it into a search engine and was listening to the song on YouTube within a few minutes. Unaware that such technology existed, he was overwhelmed.