Monday, August 29, 2011
Keep the Light On
Before GPS navigation and satellite tracking technology, sailors relied on lighthouses to avoid crashing into the rocks. If the person in charge of keeping the light on wasn't vigilant, it meant trouble for sea travelers searching for their way home.
Every night when I go to bed, I think about the lost. The first time I turned on the light of Christ and someone told me this light helped them to get out of the darkness, I understood my purpose was to keep that light on until every ship came home.
Lighthouses are needed all over the world. We are living in a time where the storms keep getting bigger. Some have abandoned their lighthouses because they lost hope. An abandoned lighthouse means more tragedy for those desperately searching for the light.
Will you volunteer to turn on the light for others? The light of Christ can penetrate even the worst fog and it can guide those who find themselves in turbulent waters. Keep this in mind...the Evil One will do everything to distract you from keeping the light on. His favorite tactics are keeping you busy so you think you don't have time to man the lighthouse, tempting you with other meaningless assignments, and convincing you that your job isn't making a difference.
If you can man the lighthouse for a lifetime and only one ship is saved because of your work, then your work is meaningful. The problem is that we never really know when the lost ship is looking for the light. It must remain on at all times so that others can be saved. Keep the light on.