Good morning, Oldest.org cites the Pharos of Alexandria, the oldest lighthouse in the world, 137m high was built at the Port of Alexandria in Egypt 280 – 247 BC and was first ever. Although the lighthouse survived for many centuries, it was badly damaged by several earthquakes and the tower’s final remains disappeared in 1480. Nevertheless, the Tower of Hercules, only 57 m high, at Galicia in Spain, is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the world, existed since at least the 2nd century CE. It may have been built or rebuilt by the Roman Emperor Trajan and modeled after the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The purpose of a lighthouse is to warn ship captains of the distance between the ship and the land or port especially in dark stormy seas.
So too Jesus has been the oldest light bearing beacon known to man. He says this in John 8:12 (GNB) Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. “I am the light of the world,” he said. “Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness.” One should always expect to see light when the storms of life bring on the biggest waves, the light of God produces the silver lining on the horizon, bringing hope to those in need. When all is dark, its just like the moon, far in the distance, the light of Jesus is the reminder that help is not far off, the harbour of rest is close, and the storm will subside.
Dear Father, as I face life, storms, challenges and other problems, help met focus on the lighthouse, Jesus, by your Holy Spirit. More than that keep me calm and allow me to speak to the storm by your authority, so that it can be made still. Thank you for your saving grace, in Jesus’ name, Amen. Dr Cliff Ferguson – Shalom Centurion