The Lighthouse…

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I’ve always loved lighthouses. I started collecting lighthouses and you can find them all over my house. They symbolize safety and guidance to me. When I see a lighthouse I think of the ships that use it to guide them into the shore. When the storms are fierce and it seems like there is no land in sight, they look for the single light from that lighthouse and it guides them to safe land. If it wasn’t for the light from that lighthouse the ships would sail on and on in the fierce storm and possibly crash into the land or worse.

Lighthouses are also a thing of beauty when maintained properly. They usually stand at the end of a coast line. Waves crash into the wall of safety and the lighthouse stands tall and beautiful. It is a vision of safety and hopefulness. Usually, there is a light keeper who lives at or near the lighthouse. They are there to light the light if a storm is brewing in the sea and to maintain the appearance of the lighthouse. If the light keeper doesn’t do his job, the lighthouse would fail to do it’s job too. People rely on the light keeper to maintain the lighthouse and to keep it in working order.

When I was a child I was privileged to hear a beautiful song entitled “The Lighthouse”. I heard it at church. Over the years this song brought new meaning to lighthouses for me. I listen to this song and it reminds me that we have a lighthouse that is even better than the ones we have here on Earth. We have a lighthouse that has a light that never goes out. Jesus is our lighthouse. When life’s storms are out of control, all we have to do is turn our hearts and minds over to our lighthouse and He will direct us to safety. John 8:12 says “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Jesus is our light guys!! He is the only one that can help us see through the storm of life. Right now in our world there is great darkness. People are wandering around through the storm of life without any hope. As Christians, we have to direct those lost souls toward the light. There is no hope without Christ. When life tosses us around and spews us out in the middle of the rough sea, all we need to do is look up and find the light from our trusted lighthouse. Jesus is our anchor and our safety. Only in Him will you find peace and tranquility.

When you stop to think about the lighthouse and the keeper, we could possibly compare Christians to the lighthouse keeper. We need to keep the lighthouse (His Word) open and in working order (studying) in order for the light (Jesus) to shine through (our lives). Christians are the way the world sees who Jesus is, so if our lighthouse isn’t kept in working order, people won’t see the true light….Jesus. We have to show the world Jesus in all we do and say.

Christians, I challenge you to shine your light for others to see. Spread the word that Jesus is our safety and surety. Give the world our peace and hope.


Love in Christ,

The Lighthouse

There’s a lighthouse on the hillside that overlooks life’s sea. When I’m tossed, it sends out a light that I might see

And the light that shines in darkness now will safely lead me o’re If it wasn’t for the lighthouse My ship would sail no more

Now everybody that lives about us says tear that old lighthouse down

The big ships don’t sail this way anymore there’s no use of it standing ’round

But then my mind goes back to that stormy night when just in time, I saw the light Yes, the light from that old lighthouse that stands up there on the hill.

And I thank God for the lighthouse

I owe my life to HIm

For Jesus is the lighthouse

And from the rocks of sin

He has shown a light around me

That I might clearly see

If it wasn’t for the lighthouse

Where would this ship be




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