"I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."
Lighthouses have been around for thousands of years.
One of the most famous, the Lighthouse of Alexander was built in 280 BC in Egypt, and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. By definition a lighthouse is "a tower or building that puts out a beam of light to help ships and boats navigate, to mark coastlines and hazardous spots and the entryway into safe harbor."
Isn't God a lot like that?
He shines the light for us, to guide us through our lives, helping us to navigate those difficult spots. This doesn't mean we won't run aground now and then, but He is always there with open arms and available to help us find our way back.
It's up to us to choose if we want to follow His Light.