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National Lighthouse Day

August 7 is National Lighthouse Day. I know my sister, Sherrie, likes nautical themed nick-knacks. She has an awesome painting in her dining room of her home.

It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of the first Federal lighthouse, Congress passed a resolution which designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day.1

National Lighthouse Day August 7

National Lighthouse Day

A lighthouse is the light or a guide for boats out on sea to know where the shore is. You can say that Jesus is our lighthouse. He is the one that lit the way for us to go. We must follow His light and His way. We also need to let His light shine in us for others to see and know the way too. Jesus told us he is the light of the world. Jesus is the most powerful lighthouse!

So, I encourage you to let your light shine before men. Let them see Jesus in you! In a lot cases you are the only Jesus that some people will see. Actions speak louder than words! This has been a holiday blog post and also some food for thought.

The darker the world gets, the brighter the light shines. We must be a lighthouse to those lost so they can see their way to the Cross to see Jesus and what He done for them.

“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  John 8:12

Celebrated annually on August 7, National Lighthouse Day, a day that honors the beacon of light that, for hundreds of years, has symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. At one time, the beacon of light could be found across almost all of America’s shorelines.

A lighthouse, described as a tower, building or any other type of structure that is designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.

Rend Collective My Lighthouse Official Music Video

The above official music video is from Rend Collective for their song  My Lighthouse.

Lyrics to My Lighthouse by Rend Collective

In my wrestling and in my doubts
In my failures You won’t walk out
Your great love will lead me through
You are the peace in my troubled sea [x2] In the silence, You won’t let go
In the questions, Your truth will hold
Your great love will lead me through
You are the peace in my troubled sea [x2]
[chorus]
My lighthouse, my lighthouse
Shining in the darkness. I will follow You
My lighthouse, my lighthouse
I will trust the promise.
You will carry me safe to shore (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Safe to shore (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) [x2]
Safe to shore
I won’t fear what tomorrow brings
With each morning I’ll rise and sing
My God’s love will lead me through
You are the peace in my troubled sea [x2] (You are my light)

[chorus]

Fire before us. You’re the brightest
You will lead us through the storms

[above two lines 4x]

[chorus]

 

Check out this Lighthouse Devotions Blog

I would also like to invite you to check out Joe Rodriguez, he does a blog ministry called Lighthouse Devotions by J. Rodriguez. His tag line for his blog ministry is “Christian Devotions inspired by his love for lighthouses.”

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First published August 7, 2014. Last Republishing or updated August 7, 2017.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. Shirley N Dusty says:

    I love that you have a blog post about it today! So do I!! Great minds: http://www.lightlovehope.com/traveling/national-lighthouse-day/

  2. Sherrie L Patterson here’s a holiday you would like sis.

  3. Sherrie L Patterson here’s a holiday you would like sis.

  4. Sherrie L Patterson says:

    I love lighthouses!

  5. Sherrie L Patterson says:

    I love lighthouses!

  6. Yes I know you do … Did you read the blog post?

  7. Yes I know you do … Did you read the blog post?

  8. Sherrie L Patterson says:

    Yes I did! Thanks I need to finish my mural. I messed it up some when I changed my mountains. Lol

  9. Sherrie L Patterson says:

    Yes I did! Thanks I need to finish my mural. I messed it up some when I changed my mountains. Lol

  10. Nice writeup. Thanks for the great promo, brother!

    1. You are welcome.

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