There it is – a lighthouse perched on a high point overlooking the ocean, casting its beam across the waters. If it could talk, we’d learn about the many lives it has saved, the shipwrecks it has seen, and the harrowing moments it has survived. Stories about the lonely devotion of its keeper would intrigue us. But even without words, the lighthouse casts its beam across the waters, sending its warning message to passing sailors.
Lighthouses with their fascinating stories illustrate some relevant spiritual lessons. All of us are like sailors, navigating through the uncharted waters of life. We want to make a safe passage to that seemingly distant shore, but an innate sense reminds us that potential dangers await us. The Bible, like a lighthouse, can guide us through the dangers of life into a safe haven. Written by men controlled by God, it expresses God’s unerring message, and has brought guidance and safety to millions during its long history. No one can successfully navigate life’s journey without it.
Whether it comes suddenly or with advanced warning, death is the final storm all must face. When our journey of life ends, we will arrive on an eternal shore. Heaven is the final destiny of those who personally believe God’s message about His Son (1 John 5:13). The Bible’s message is equally clear for those who do not respond to its light: “…he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36). In view of the ultimate storm of death, to be guided safely by the lighthouse of God’s Word is vital.
Often the beam of a lighthouse draws sailors to a nearby port. at is the function of the Bible: It directs each of us to a safe shelter in the heavenly harbor. God required a sinless sacrifice to put away our sin. For that reason the Lord Jesus Christ became a man. By His death on the cross He became our shelter from the storm as He suffered the judgment of God that our sins deserved. By personal faith in Him, we are saved. “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under Heaven. . .whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Has the light of God’s Word made you sure of Heaven, or are you ignoring its light? is is the path of safety to which the lighthouse – the Word of God – directs us. You will choose your eternal destiny while here on earth.
Have you trusted Christ as your Saviour?
Do not ignore the lighthouse!
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