During Spring Break, my family went down to Beaufort and climbed the lighthouse on Hunting Island. It was an adventure for all of us, and I think we learned a little about each of our personalities in the way we approached the climb and the view from the platform at the top. Let’s just say some in the family are more fearless than others!

Since the experience, I’ve been thinking about Jesus’ words in John.

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Lighthouses like the one we climbed were constructed in the era before radar, satellites, and GPS. Their sole purpose was to aid in navigation – their bright light pointing the way and offering a clear warning when ships were drifting too close to danger.

It is an apt analogy for Jesus, his words ringing as true today as they did 2000 years ago. He is the light that shines in the darkness. He is the way, and guided by his light, we know the way to go and can have direction even in the darkest of moments.

Following Jesus together with you,

Pastor Daniel