I have always been fascinated with lighthouses. I visit them whenever I get a chance, and have sketched a half dozen or so, with four being posted in my last four years of my Lenten series on my blog.
This one, in San Pedro, California was built in 1926, following years of complaints from shippers about the dangerous waters around the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
For me, a lighthouse is representative of what God can be for us. He will use his light to guide us into and out of the rough seas of our lives.
"I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."
Likewise, as Christians, we have opportunities to shine our light for others to see God's love through us. Who is watching you? Children, Grandchildren, Co-workers, Neighbors?
Reflecting on my first Lenten post on Ash Wednesday... by being present, I am more open to understanding why and where God has placed me, and by being still and listening to the voice of the holy spirit with in me, I am able to recognize what I am to do in this moment.
"Use me to shine your light into the darkest places of this world."