National Lighthouse Day

Contributed by Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain

Annually celebrated on August 7, National Lighthouse Day honors the beacon of light that for hundreds of years, symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. At one time, the beacon of light could be found across almost all of America’s shorelines.

A lighthouse is described as a tower, building or any other type of structure that is designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and is used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. 

Jesus Christ is the lighthouse for believers in Christ. The chorus to the song, “The Lighthouse” makes this clear.

Oh I thank God for the lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
King Jesus is the lighthouse
Upon the rocks of sin
He has shone a light around me
That I could clearly see
If it wasn't for the lighthouse
Then where would this ship be.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the light of the world.

John 8:12 states, “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.”Jesus told the believers in Christ that they were the light of the world.

Matthew 4:14-16 states, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

We need the light to dispel the darkness of this sin sick world. Romans 3:23 states, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:10 states, “As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one.”

God requires a blood sacrifice to atone for sin. Jesus Christ shed his perfect unstained blood for the payment of mankind’s sin debt. John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Have you come to the light of Jesus for the payment of your sin debt? 

Questions? Let’s talk.

Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001