Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Advent Series ~ Day 13 ~ THE BIBLE

25 Days of God Given Gifts
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, 
and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105


Living on the coast of Maine, I’m surrounded by lighthouses. They draw a lot of tourists to the state and are a popular subject for photographers. The lighthouse has a significant purpose, which is to steer mariners in the thick fog or darkness of night, away from cliffs, ledges, shorelines and other dangerous areas. The lighthouse will sound a signal and shine a beacon of light on and off to lead ships to safety.

God’s word the Bible is our lighthouse – a lamp for our feet….a light for our path, a beacon of light to help us find our way.



There’s a song that says it well, titled The Lighthouse, by 
~ Ronnie Hinson, 1970 . 

There's a Lighthouse on the hillside,
That over looks life's sea
When I'm tossed it sends out a light
That I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o'er
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more.

Chorus:
And I thank God for the Lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
For Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I could clearly see
If it wasn’t for the Lighthouse
Where would this ship be?

Everybody that lives about us
Says tear that Lighthouse down
The big ships don't sail this way anymore
There's no use of it standing round
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
When just in time I saw the light
Yes, the light from that old Lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill. 




Dear ones - We speak to God through prayer, God speaks to us through His word. We have to read it to know what He has for us. I guarantee my life would be shipwrecked by now if it weren't for the Word of God to navigate me through the storms, and encourage me to keep persevering around the ledges.
 


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3 comments:

  1. I love this song! I heard it a lot when I first became a Christian in my teens, but haven't heard it in years. Thanks for sharing! And I agree, I count the Bible a great treasure. I can only imagine where and what I would be without it.

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  2. That is one of my favorite songs. Yes, He speaks to us through His Word and in His still small voice and through sermons and good books and other Believers and His Creation and music and in many ways. Is this a picture of your own lamp? I do love it...

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  3. I have not heard that song, but the words are lovely and true.

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