Recently, I visited St. Simons Island, Georgia for spring break. This was my first visit and the weather was simply beautiful. It was in the mid 70’s and the sun was shining brightly during my entire stay. I stayed at Ocean Lodge which was right across the street from the water. I was fortunate enough to get a room with an amazing view. I was able to step out onto my balcony and turn my head to the right and see the waves of the water. In the evening, I could gaze at the beautiful orange sunset from my third floor room.
St. Simons Pier Village was about four minutes from where I stayed. There you will find restaurants, clothing stores, art, boutiques, souvenir shops, and many bakeries and places to get some good sweet treats. You know I had to stop by one of those shops and buy a piece of fudge.
I stopped by the pier to look at the ocean a little closer. Looking at the water really relaxed me. I enjoyed hearing the sound of the waves crash against the shore. When I looked around, I saw people fishing, taking pictures, and I even saw a pelican that was sitting on the railing of the dock. He seemed to be used to people because he did not move as people passed by and took pictures of him.
After leaving the pier, I decided to go see St. Simons Lighthouse. The lighthouse museum wasn’t opened but I was able to take a picture of it. I began reading about the history of the lighthouse and found out that it is only one of five surviving light towers in Georgia and still serves as a navigation structure for ships entering St. Simons.
Of course, that got me to thinking. I went to my phone to look up the definition of “lighthouse.” This is what I found… A lighthouse is a tower, building or another type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a navigational aid for pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
Just like this lighthouse serves as a navigational type of structure, the Bible assists us in navigating life. God’s Word has the ability to change, challenge, convict, and transform us. It is God’s love letter to us. It is our “light” to help us stay on the path that God has outlined for us. Psalm 119:105 says…Your WORD is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Let us continue to study and follow God’s Word and be beacons of light in this dark world. Jesus reminds us in Matthew 5:16… “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”