Keep Lower Lights Burning

bonfire[1]Before lighthouses were built, legend claims that friends built large fires along the coastline to guide sailors safely to shore. In the dark of night, these signals warned of shallow water that might sink their ships if ventured too close. Jesus Christ is the light and life of the world. If we fix our gaze on Him and follow His teachings, we will be guided to the harbor of spiritual safety. The words of a favorite hymn further describe this beautiful metaphor: “Brightly beams our Father’s mercy, from His lighthouse evermore; but to us He gives the keeping, of the lights along the shore. Let Lighthousethe lower lights be burning; send a gleam across the wave. Some poor fainting, struggling seaman, you may rescue, you may save.” The Lord has provided a way back to Him through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. “Look for the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls: This way to safety. This way to home” (Thomas S. Monson). I am grateful for our Redeemer who rescues me as I follow His light.

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