I wrote this last spring, while on a visit to Camden, ME. As I sat at an overlook of Curtis Island Lighthouse, I began to notice something as I watched a schooner approach Camden Harbor. I was awestruck by the thought of how dependent these enormous vessels ARE on this lighthouse when the fog rolls in, and boy does the fog roll in! I began to see a correlation between how we rely on Jesus to help us when life’s “fog” rolls in, and how these ships depend on the lighthouse. Here is what I came up with:
Jesus: A Lighthouse
A lighthouse is a protector,
It steers us away from harm, due to storms or rough seas. It is reliable.
We know where to look for its guiding light,
penetrating the densest of fog,
reaching out to the voyager in need.
It will faithfully deliver us to our port of call;
It has no ulterior motives.
If we heed its warnings it will
guide us to a safe harbor,
for it guides us safely on our journey ’til we
reach our place of rest.
You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. (2 Samuel 22:29 NIV)