If you were to ask me what my favorite iconic landmark is, I would have to tell you that I have a love for light houses. To me they are the most amazing structures, and the history behind them is inspiring. Its amazing to me that in the merchant days of old, ship captains would look for the light reflected from the light house as a beacon of safety and refuge during those tempestuous storms, just as God does for us. He stands there during our fiercest storms, beckoning the much needed light that determines the route to his safety.
Its an awesome and powerful feeling when you finally reach the inner sanctuary of that lighthouse and to know that you have made it safely into God's arms. Many times the waves seem so strong and violent, so overwhelming and undertaking but we have that peace of knowing that there is a light out there, that is guiding us to refuge; and when the storm finally blows over there is the quiet lull of peaceful waters. Be blessed today and always seek refuge in the light of the Almighty. Below are parts of the lyrics to one of my most favorite songs. It was on my heart today.
THERE'S A LIGHTHOUSE ON THE HILLSIDE THAT OVER LOOKS LIFE'S SEA.
WHEN I'M TOSSED IT SENDS OUT A LIGHT,THAT I MIGHT SEE
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 SHONE A LIGHT
AROUND ME THAT
I COULD CLEARLY SEE
AND IF IT WASN'T FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE,WHERE WOULD
THIS SHIP BE?
Written by Ronnie Hinson Copyright 1971