I was thinking recently about the ancient 7 wonders of the world. I remember that we had a book about them when I was a child but have never looked really researched them again since then. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was built in the third century BC and was one of the tallest man-made structures on earth for many centuries. It was badly damaged by three earthquakes between 956 and 1323 and most remnants of the structure have now been lost.
Lighthouse's are built to warn ships at sea that they are approaching land but they can also act as a guide to sailors attempting to make their way back home in a raging storm. That makes me think of the church and our role as the body of Christ.
Our role as the church today is to act as a moral compass for our world, yet sadly it seems that in some churches the fire in their light has been extinguished. Right from wrong seems to be such a blur. However if we are part of a church that is alive and active then our light will be bright and we will be able to fulfill our role as a guide for those who have lost their way. I believe there are many people searching for hope, love and salvation and if we will simply fulfill our commission we will be able to direct people to Christ.
What is the condition of your lighthouse? Are you burning bright or have you been damaged by spiritual earthquakes? My prayer for you today is that your spirit will be revived and that God will restore the fire that once burnt so bright within you.
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 10/09/2013 10:21:00 PM
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