For an Oregon woman and her children their GPS device turned out to be a curse and a blessing. Melissa Batz and her children were about 15 minutes away from reaching their destination on a camping trip when their GPS unit sent them on a detour. The family drove onto a backcountry road, and soon got stuck in a late season snowstorm. They were able to hike up a nearby hill and get through to 911 on a cell phone.
Rescuers found them quickly because the same GPS unit provided them with the exact latitude and longitude coordinates. After spending the night in a nearby hotel, the family was finally able to get to their intended destination.
--GPS Unit Leads Another Family Astray, http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/05/gps_unit_leads_another_family.html ; May 25, 2010, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Matthew 18:12-13 (HCSB) “What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside and go and search for the stray? (13) And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than over the 99 that did not go astray.”