Monday, December 14, 2009

The Lighthouse

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Today, we got out and roamed around the Outer Banks. We went to the Wright Memorial/Museum and saw where the first airplane flew and how long and how far. It was interesting to see. We ventured on to see some of the lighthouses on the coast.

First, we saw the Bodie Lighthouse in Nags Head. As I was viewing the lighthouse I could not help but think about Jesus being the light of the world. We went on to see the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and viewed it and took pictures of them both. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was my favorite and the one to me that was the most awesome I stood there in awe of the Lighthouse and its significance and what it meant and stood for. I read that climbing this Lighthouses is like climbing a 12 story building. Since it is winter time, you can not climb any of the Lighthouses, and that we are thankful for. Afterwards we finally got to walk on the beach and pick up shells(where we are staying the beach is not accessible at all due to a storm that recently has come through).

But, I'm still thinking of Jesus being the light of the world as this scripture states.

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 9:5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the nation, the light can be seen for more than 20 miles out to sea, and has warned sailors for more than 100 years of dangers. Sounds like someone I know.

Jesus is the tallest, biggest, strongest one I know. His light can be seen all around the world, and He has been warning people of the dangers of hell and a life without Him for many, many, many years.

I am thankful that Jesus is my light and is showing me the way through this life until I can forever be with HIM.



Jamie Lynn said...

I like how you wrote that:)

&& why can't you climb them since it's winter?

chadandnikki said...

This is a great post. Very well said. And I am glad for you that the stairs are closed.

Dan said...

Very nice post. I understand your concern about climbing the steps, but I will tell you, having just done it this past summer, that the view from the top over all that can be seen is even a greater testament to the awesomeness of God. It is truly spectacular. Next time, gove it a try. you will not be disappointed.

-- Dan
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