|Harbor of Refuge Light by Dee Marvin Emeigh|
The lighthouse stands on the rocky shores of life’s seas. Its purpose is to safely guide us, averting disaster. We can carefully follow the light into the harbor of rest or recklessly ignore the signals and risk crashing on the shore with such force that our vessel is battered or even broken. We have the choice.
We may not even care much about ourselves -- until we recognize the precious cargo entrusted to us -- one which depends on an earthen vessel like ours to carry out its destiny. Even then, we may excuse ourselves from the responsibility because we don’t feel that we are capable of such a divine purpose. We may believe it to be someone else’s task: Certainly, a worm such as I could never be expected to do anything for God!
There is no script we can follow that renders us good and acceptable, nor is there a formula that guarantees our success. But God Himself asks that we toss overboard our baggage of unworthiness, drop the anchor of hope into His word and hold fast to the line of faith in what He has said. This is what it means to receive Him. When we do, He empowers us to become like Him, as His children. We don't need to wonder about our purpose and destiny any longer. If we have received this precious gift of the life of Jesus the Anointed One of God, we have been chosen to carry that life to its ultimate purpose. It is to be individual, unique vessels of His life in the earth.
Surprisingly, it is really not so difficult! All that is required is a continual commitment to hear His voice and allow His light to penetrate us so that we, too, may be lighthouses in a dark and desperate world -- today.
See also: John 1:12, 2 Corinthians 4:7, Matthew 5:14
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