Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Do you have a Lighthouse in your life?

Maybe it is innately in me or maybe because of the sea scouter side of me, I am pretty fascinated by lighthouses. They seemed so untouchable but their duty is a very important one.
They are the guide for the sailors out at sea. They are the light for the ships travelling on the unpredictable waters - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When the sun shines or when darkness falls, in all storms and harsh weather, the lighthouse stands tall and strong, unrelentlessly and faithfully. They are the watchmen of the sailors out at sea. They direct the routes of the sailors to keep them safe and from manoeuvring into dangerous points of the water.

Over the weeks, I happened to capture some lighthouses, some of which may have defunct or just a replica but I believe, they would have left a legacy even though they are no longer in use.

Lighthouse along the Straits of Malacca in Batu Pahat (Malaysia) near Segenting.
The zoomed in version.
Lighthouse at Damai Laut (Malaysia), next to the Damai Laut Jetty.

Strait of Johore Lighthouse at Raffles Marina, Tuas (Singapore).
This lighthouse seemed to serve the sea vehicles coming in and out of Raffles Marina.
This is a fascinating find, for this lighthouse lies in the town area of Singapore, at Fort Canning.
It is actually a replica of the original lighthouse that stood on Fort Canning Hill to guide sea vehicles in and
out of the Singapore port, back in the olden days.

Do you then, have a lighthouse in your life? A lighthouse that guides your path, one that is there with you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, unrelentless and faithful? One who is there, even at the darkest moments of your life? One whom you can depend on, no matter how harsh the storm is, out there? 

And yes, there is a Promised, unrelentless and faithful, Light for you and me, if we believe.

John 12:35-36a
35Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.”

Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

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