That overlooks life's sea
When I'm tossed, it sends out A light that I might see And the light that shines in darkness now Will safely lead me thru the night If it wasn't for The Lighthouse My ship would sail no more. chorus: And I thank God for The Lighthouse Well, I owe my life to Him For Jesus is The Lighthouse And from the rocks of sin He has shown a light all around me That I might clearly see If it wasn't for The Lighthouse Tell me where would this ship be. Everybody that lives about me They said tear that lighthouse down 'Cause the big ships they don't sail this way anymore There's no use of it standing 'round Then my mind goes back to that stormy night When just in time, I saw that light Yes that light from that old lighthouse That stands up there on the hill.
As I was searching for pictures of lighthouses, one of the sites I came across had a sentence that said, "lighthouses are not always easy to get to". That brought me to this thought, Jesus is not always easy to get to either. Not because He is illusive or hard to find but because we have trouble seeing, or we ignore the Light He shines out for us. We don't always row towards the lighthouse, sometimes the storm we let control our lives keeps us from reaching that Lighthouse.
He is always there, always in the exact same spot, always shining, a beacon to draw us to Him and keep us safe. It is we that ignore the warnings, we that ignore the light.
We actually choose to fight the stormy seas and batter ourselves against the rocks, rather than set sail for safety.
As the song says, "if it wasn't for the lighthouse, just where would this ship be?"
I know where "this" ship would be, lost and sinking. Sinking into a deep sea of sin and crashing into rocks of desperation.
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 'I am the light
of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life'."
"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:"
2 Peter 1:19
And he (Jesus) was in the hinder part
of the ship, asleep on a pillow:
and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?