There it is – a lighthouse perchedÂ on a high point overlookingÂ the ocean, casting its beamÂ across the waters. If it could talk, weâ€™dÂ learn about the many lives it has saved,Â the shipwrecks it has seen, and theÂ harrowing moments it has survived.Â Stories about the lonely devotion ofÂ its keeper would intrigue us. But evenÂ without words, the lighthouse castsÂ its beam across the waters, sending itsÂ warning message to passing sailors.
Lighthouses with their fascinatingÂ stories illustrate some relevant spiritualÂ lessons. All of us are like sailors,Â navigating through the unchartedÂ waters of life. We want to make a safeÂ passage to that seemingly distant shore,Â but an innate sense reminds us thatÂ potential dangers await us. The Bible,Â like a lighthouse, can guide us through Â the dangers of life into a safe haven.Â Written by men controlled by God, itÂ expresses Godâ€™s unerring message, andÂ has brought guidance and safety toÂ millions during its long history. No oneÂ can successfully navigate lifeâ€™s journeyÂ without it.
Whether it comes suddenly or withÂ advanced warning, death is the finalÂ storm all must face. When our journeyÂ of life ends, we will arrive on an eternalÂ shore. Heaven is the final destiny ofÂ those who personally believe Godâ€™sÂ message about His Son (1 John 5:13).Â The Bibleâ€™s message is equally clear forÂ those who do not respond to its light:Â â€œâ€¦he that believeth not the Son shall notÂ see life; but the wrath of God abideth onÂ himâ€ (John 3:36). In view of the ultimateÂ storm of death, to be guided safely by theÂ lighthouse of Godâ€™s Word is vital.
Often the beam of a lighthouse drawsÂ sailors to a nearby port.Â at is theÂ function of the Bible: It directs each of usÂ to a safe shelter in the heavenly harbor.Â God required a sinless sacrifice to putÂ away our sin. For that reason the LordÂ Jesus Christ became a man. By His deathÂ on the cross He became our shelter fromÂ the storm as He suffered the judgment ofÂ God that our sins deserved. By personalÂ faith in Him, we are saved. â€œNeither isÂ there salvation in any other; for there isÂ none other name under Heaven. . .wherebyÂ we must be savedâ€ (Acts 4:12).
Has the light of Godâ€™s Word made youÂ sure of Heaven, or are you ignoring itsÂ light?Â is is the path of safety to whichÂ the lighthouse â€“ the Word of God â€“Â directs us. You will choose your eternalÂ destiny while here on earth.
Have youÂ trusted Christ as your Saviour?
Do notÂ ignore the lighthouse!
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