La Jument Lighthouse


One of my favourite photos is that of the lighthouse, La Jument.  Google it!  The photo captures the moment a 30m wave crashes around the lighthouse just as the keeper opens the door.

Lighthouses amaze me!  They withstand not only the violence of storms but also the ceaseless erosion of the ocean.  How do these buildings, precariously placed so that they save the passerby and standing in the midst of chaos, not simply collapse into the ocean in which they stand?  The people who build and maintain them are amazing!

Christians are lighthouses too. We stand in the midst of chaos shining light, warning of danger, and showing the way.

14 “You are the light of the world…16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matt 5:14, 16)

When living in this world we, too, can be worn down by the chaos in which we are immersed.  Our foundation of eternal truth can be eroded by temporary truths.  Lucky for us, God remains active!

God saved Lot, a man who did what was right. Lot was being worn down by the evil conduct of people who didn’t obey God’s laws. That good man lived among them day after day. He saw and heard the evil things they were doing… (2 Peter 2:7-8)

God may save us, as he did with Lot, by lifting us out of our circumstances.  Or God may maintain us, through other Christians, so we stay in that dangerous place for the sake of others.

“Light work” is not light work.

Denis Oliver