Beacons of Light and Hope

Beacon of hope and safety

Beacon of hope and safety

How do people react to you? Are you a place of safe-harbor, an anchor of hope and security in your relationship to others? Do you draw people toward you when they recognize you in a crowd? Do they see you as someone reliable and stable in their lives?

Bass Harbor lighthouse by night with moon reflection in ocean. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA.

Bass Harbor lighthouse by night with moon reflection in ocean. Acadia National Park, Maine, USA.

When lighthouses appeared along the coastlines, they guarded areas where destruction and death occurred in the past and could happen again in the near future. These guardians, or beacons of light, offered protection and security to mariners who traveled dangerous waters. Many days and nights clouded their way

Thick fog envelops the land and sea, but the light shines forth offering safety

Thick fog envelops the land and sea, but the light shines forth offering safety

with thick fog, storms, huge waves, and total darkness.

A beacon of hope in a strom

A beacon of light offering hope in a storm

Yet, hope flashed before men’s eyes when they recognized a lighthouse with its distinct pattern of flashing lights. This ally stood watch over dangerous waters filled with buried shoals and sharp boulders that surprised many  sailors. These guardians stood fast in their positions offering hope and safe-harbor to those who trusted in their knowledge of danger ahead.

A faithful guardian warning of submerged shoals and boulders near the shoreline.

A faithful guardian warning of submerged shoals and boulders near the shoreline.

When electricity fails in my house, I reach for a candle, or flashlight to light my path and reset my mind for familiar surroundings. the light draws me, and 2933-single-candle-flamei shun the darkness as much as possible. The candle I light offers me familiarity, but more important, hope and security. It helps me avoid dangers from stumbling and possibly falling that could result in pain, suffering, and even death. Its brightness warms me physically, and inwardly my heart relaxes. Security is important no matter where I find myself in this world. I notice that others in the room gravitate toward the light, too. Emotions that moments before flared out-of-control now became calm and peaceful.

Just as lighthouses offered peace and security to all those who saw them, we as people who know The Light of the World, cjesuslightofworldan offer hope and stability in a world of turmoil. Do you impact people who way in a crisis, or situation of fear? Do they seek your compassion and wisdom when their lives are upside down? Or, is it you who seeks this assurance that everything is alright?

Calm and peaceful waters

Calm and peaceful waters

Become a beacon of hope and anchor for others the Lord sends across your path. There are many mariners seeking hope and peace in this world of darkness. Let your light shine bright that souls seeking refuge and security recognize your pattern of flashing light, familiar and reliable, and one in whom they can trust to lead them to the true Light of the World.

Jesus Light of the World

Jesus Light of the World

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A beacon of safety in the dark of night

About thehopebeacon

Wecome to my blog! I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandmother who wants to share my lifetime experiences with those who share the same interests and roles. I served as an educator for twenty-one years as both a classroom teacher and an Instructional Services Consultant. Most recently I chose to write children's books. This new path as an author led me to create this website. I seek to inspire, uplift, encourage, and advise those who come here who share common interests or life experiences as myself.
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