My husband and I recently visited Cape Cod for the first time. Chatham, at the Cod’s “elbow,” is home to this lighthouse built in 1808. At that time the maritime traffic was heavy. The waters were a menace and there were dangerous shoals to avoid. There is something stately and romantic about lighthouses. This one has a long and colorful history but today it is an active Coast Guard station. It is one of the few lights that being automated shines non-stop.
In our French church we sing a song about God’s light being like a lighthouse that guides us towards the port of His love. It is not new to me to think of His light as a lighthouse. But what is reassuring is to think about where He wants to lead us!
This same lighthouse has an old legend about an evil “ghost rider” who waves a lantern from his galloping horse to lure sailors to their deaths. There are plenty of lights one can decide to follow in our world. But the light of God is truth. He is leading us into His loving presence. He is leading us to Himself, the very port of His love!
There are dangerous waters to navigate. I need His light. The truth found in His Word helps me make the right decisions. Trying to navigate without His light puts me at risk. He shows me where the hidden rocks lie. Obeying Him keeps me off the rocks.
Thank you, Lord, that Your light brings me safely to You!