I went with my friend, Gail to the coast of Oregon one day this week. We went to see a lighthouse. When we got there we found out that the lighthouse was being repaired. We were able to tour the home of the lighthouse keepers from days gone by. We were also able to see the work house they used when they were on duty. It was a little sad to see the lighthouse completely tarp covered. Lighthouses are meant to shine a light and keep ships safe. These days ships have GPS units and don't need the lighthouses as much, but it is still comforting to know that the lighthouse is there to warn them away. This one can't do its job until the repairs are complete and the tarps removed.
Our lives can be like that tarp covered lighthouse. Are you doing your job and shining a light in the darkness of this world? Are you helping others steer clear of danger? Are you encouraging joy rather than discord? Be a light. Shine the light of our Savior and help others find the way out of darkness. Share your joy in the gifts that the Lord blesses you with each day and see how your friends and neighbors respond.