Photo and Commentary ©2023 by Cheryl Boardman
Monday, November 13, 2023

This photo is of the West Point Lighthouse in Discovery Park (near Queen Anne) in Seattle. It was established in 1881.

I like lighthouses. I’ve been to some really impressive ones on the west coast of the US but I haven’t really seen them at night (or at least paid attention to which shore lights are coming from a lighthouse when I’m approaching the shore on a ferry or plane). If you’re navigating out on the water, they can be very useful as well as beautiful!

I like these Bible verses that talk about God’s people being salt and light to the world:

“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:13-16 (MSG)