For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, April 26, 2014

My Lighthouse

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Several years ago I traveled with my young daughters to St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. At the time my brother, Ron, lived there, so my other brother, Darryl, and his family ventured with us down south. We spent most of our time at the beach. The kids played in the waves on kid-sized rafts, buried each other in the sand and built castles. The ocean mesmerized us. As much as I loved the water, my favorite part of the trip was climbing to the top of St. Simon’s lighthouse. We watched dolphins play in the water and got a feel for the work of the lighthouse keeper. If he didn’t keep the light burning the risk of ships wrecking increased. The pilots of the vessels depended on the light keeper to do his job, whether he lit the lamp or flipped a switch; he needed to make the top of the tower glow.

I’ve been fascinated with lighthouses for years. They grace our home in paintings, photos, and 3-D images. I love having them around because they remind me of the hope I have in Jesus. Just as a lighthouse guides to safe harbor, Jesus moves me through the rough waters of life and buoys me in the calm. I have to keep my eyes on him and trust him to guide. A ship’s captain may not know just what’s ahead, but he follows the light. As a believer in Jesus, I place my trust in him and follow his light which leads to everlasting life. Jesus is my lighthouse.

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  1. Wow! I love Rend Collective. Had to share the song with another friend. You are a gift. :-)