You Can’t Move A Lighthouse

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All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”  (Isaiah 40:6–8, NIV 1984).

Musings of Others – The visibility was poor with patchy fog, so the captain remained on the bridge keeping an eye on all activities. Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of the bridge reported, “light, bearing on the starboard bow.”  “Is it steady or moving astern?” the captain called out.  Lookout replied, “steady captain,” which meant they were on a dangerous collision course with that ship.  The captain then called to the signalman, “signal that ship.  We are on a collision course, advise you change course 20 degrees.”  Back came a signal. “advisable for you to change course 20 degrees.”  The captain said, “send, I’m a captain, change course 20 degrees.”  “I’m a seaman second class,” came the reply.  “You had better change course 20 degrees.”  By that time the captain was furious.  He spat out, “send, I’m a battleship.  Change course 20 degrees.”  Back came the flashing light. “I’m a lighthouse.”  (From “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey).

My Musings –  It seems, in many respects, we’ve lost our way morally.  But it is hard to stay on course if we keep thinking we can move true north.  Yet many would rather do that, and go their own way, than stay on the right path.

My Advice – God’s Word does not change. If we do not follow it, we will stray off course and not reach the right destination.


Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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