Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lower Lights!

Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
"Brightly beams our Father's mercy
From His lighthouse evermore;
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.
Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save."
(...song in the public domain)

St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida

Another old hymn - when was the last time you sang that one?  What a beautiful reminder that, although our Father in heaven showers and protects us with His mercy, He gives to us the job of watching as we are able.  Our lighthouses have long been the protector for the seamen off our shores.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

Old Cape Henry Light, Virginia Beach, VA

New Cape Henry Light, Virginia Beach, VA

Bodie Island Lighthouse, Hatteras Natonal Seashore, NC


May your Sunday be blessed and may you be comforted in the knowledge that our Father is watching over us.


Linking to Spiritual Sunday.

12 comments:

Dianna said...

Wonderful Sunday post, Linda! That is an old, old hymn, but I do remember it.
Have a wonderful day. Stay dry (unlike your newspaper!)!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Linda, Wonderful collection of lighthouses. I make a point of visiting lighthouses too, but the only one I have seen out of yours is the Bodie in Hatteras. Lovely photos.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I am a lover of lighthouses! Beautiful shots!

Joan Davis said...

We took a drive a couple of years ago, up the Pacific Coast. We traveled from Central California all the way up to the Canadian Border. My favorite part of the trip was seeing the beautiful lighthouses along the way, especially in Oregon! I love their history, and the important role they play. Our Father's light is an even more important thing. With it He guides us and lights our way! What a blessings!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful. so neat that you get to see these as routine. :)

heyBJK said...

I love lighthouses! I used to visit them when I was in Michigan. Great shots, Linda!

Jan n Jer said...

Nice post Linda...I love light houses also...they make for a great shot! I took a photo of St Simons lighthouse yesterday!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a brilliant series of lighthouses Linda, I have such a soft spot for lighthouses, love them, so this is a bit exciting for me, thanks and have a great Sunday.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful lighthouses.

Regards and best wishes

Sharon said...

I used to live in West Michigan where there are several lighthouses along Lake Michigan. They are a great reminder of how God cares enough to shine a light so we can see where He wants us to go.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are beautiful!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Charlotte said...

Boy I can't remember the last time I sang this song but I remember we used to sing it in church a lot. It's a beautiful song with a great message. I love lighthouses. Have visited a few. Thanks for sharing these lighthouse photos and interesting post.
Blessings,
Charlotte