The Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, built in 1866, has guided ships into and out of this unpredictable body of water for over 150 years. During the 1800s, the city of Marquette was the major port for iron ore in the Great Lakes region, and this lighthouse was critical to the development of this trade. It ensured as safe an arrival as possible for weary sailors as they navigated their ships toward their destination. Without its guidance, many lives and much property would have been lost.
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105.
Just like the ships that sail upon Lake Superior, we often must go out into the darkness of this world, and we need guidance. God’s Word is the navigational aid that we need for this life.
In the time in which this Scripture was written, it was customary for travelers to carry a lantern with them, so that they could find their way and avoid all obstacles and pitfalls.
The Bible is meant for practical guidance, and following its instructions will help us make decisions, know how to treat others, keep us out of trouble, give us encouragement, and so much more. I am thankful to God for His Word. Where would I be without it?