This week, as I was looking at some lighthouse photos, I started to think about the design and purpose. This is a single building, towering from the shore, that warns ships of danger, and guides them safely to their home port. Even when the visibility is poor, it sounds the warning with its foghorn. I started to think about our spiritual life’s and how we are a light in this dark world. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.“
Most lighthouses are nothing more than a small, tall round building with a bright light on top. This is a very simple design. Likewise, our spiritual life or lighthouse doesn’t have to be big or fancy to be effective. Our light may be small but bright, shining with clarity and purity to attract the attention of those who seek guidance.
It Warns: The lighthouse warns ships of dangers that lies a head unless they change their course. A spiritual lighthouse also warns individuals of potential dangers and potential pitfalls on their spiritual path. It may alert them to harmful behaviors or beliefs and encourage them to make course corrections.
It Reaches out: If a lighthouse was to keep its light to itself or hidden, it would not help anyone. Many would perish. Jesus said in Matthew 5:15, “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.” A spiritual lighthouse reaches out to individuals who may be struggling or lost on their spiritual journey. It may offer a welcoming and supportive presence, providing comfort and guidance to those in need.
John 8:12, Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Jesus is our source of light!!! We do not create light, but we reflect God’s light to others. This refers to the idea that individuals have the potential to reflect the light of Jesus and inspire and help others. Our spiritual lighthouse needs to tap into their own inner light (God) and let it shine out into the world.
Question: How’s your light shining? Is it bright or dim and hard to see? Maybe it’s not shining at all. Matthew 5:16 tells us, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.“
In closing, do you live the life that reflects God’s love? Is your life a living witness? That kind of love starts with a relationship with God. So, how is your relationship with God?
Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away, please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and arose from the grave. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” and in Romans 10:9 tells us, that “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; “
Once God’s love fills your heart, it will spill over into the world around us, and you will be the light of the world.
If you would like for me to pray with you, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentPromises.com.
May God Bless and Keep! Let your light shine brightly!!!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place where we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16