A lighthouse is a fascinating and useful navigational guide. A small light source combined with reflectors and mirrors creates a majestic beam designed to safely guide maritime vessels. These immovable towers steer sea-tossed ships away from rocky shores, signal a safe harbor, and provide a point of reference during dense fog or terrible storms.
Lighthouses are fascinating because they exist not for themselves but for others. A light- house needs no ships, but it points those at sea either to or away from its radiance. Similarly the Holy Spirit points to Christ, not to Himself.
”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23) Although this fruit is easy to list, our sinful nature makes it difficult to display or possess. Many people don’t realize how busy the Holy Spirit is. He creates and sustains faith, guides us into all truth, gives us courage to explain the Gospel, dispenses spiritual gifts, leads us to do God’s will, convicts us of our many sins, fills us with the presence of God, and more. We are called to be distinct, different and set apart from the world, The Holy Spirit helps us live that out. We need the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is our lighthouse. He is a bright light helping our wavering souls from crashing into sin’s jagged rocks. He is our refuge and remains the same yesterday, today, and forever during confusing and hurtful times. ” O Jesus, keep our lights shining that others may see our good deeds and glorify you.” Amen
The Lutheran Hour can be heard every Sunday on radio stations
WCCO (830 AM) at 6:05am
KRWC (1360 AM) at 7:30am
KDUZ (1260 AM) at 12:30pm
KDHL (920 AM) at 6:00pm