Sunday, November 12, 2017


Charity Island Lighthouse

In Michigan in the waters of Lake Huron, is an island called Charity Island. On this island stands a Lighthouse. The Lighthouse has stood for many 
years and provided navigational aid and as a safe
harbor for those sailing the waters.  The island received the name "Charity" because sailors believed it was there "through the charity of God".

We have to navigate through storms of circumstances sometime in our lives.  Like the sailors that needed guidance on those stormy waters, we sometimes need and seek a safe harbor. 

"He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven"
Psalms 107:29-30

We don't ask for the storms that comes into our lives but they can cause us to appreciate the guidance and refuge that God provides. He offers us the light of His Holy Spirit and His Word to guide us during those times. It is a safe harbor of His love, from those storms that we seek. He alone can be our "Charity Island".

"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him."
Nahum 1:7

Today we can become confused or doubt when we read or hear others talk about things that they believe that may be different from what we've been taught and believe to be the truth and can  cause a storm in us. Always seek the truth in God's Word, the bible, and through prayer. We can always find shelter in His love.

Heavenly father, help me to seek your light to guide me and keep me through those storms in my life. Amen

Have a Blessed Sunday


Anonymous said...

Blessings to you this Sunday, Sylvia. This is a beautiful post. So thankful we can take everything to God in prayer. I hope you have a nice day.

Carol Slater said...

What a beautiful blog and well written and inspirational post. Thank you for reminding us of the blessings that we receive and that He alone is our lighthouse.

Susie said...

Thank you Sylvia. I am so happy that God is my safe harbor. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Mary Hutchins said...

Wonderful message today, He is our Lighthouse! Amen..

Sandi said...

“Always seek the truth in God's Word, the bible, and through prayer.“

Amen! We walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Sandi said...

I grew up on Lake Huron! Happy memories.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful post. Today we began a new series in Sunday school (I direct the 3rd-4th grade group) God the Sustainer. We talked about just the same thing that God is WITH us through the storms. Sometimes he stops the storms but other times, He chooses not to but either way, He is WITH us.

Lisa said...

Wonderfully said!

Karen said...

This is a beautiful devotional for this morning. I love the verse about Jesus being our safe haven.

annie said...

what a lovely story about the lighthouse name and what a beautiful encouraging post.
Thank you for it.

God's Grace Overflows said...

God indeed is our lighthouse and keeps us directly in His light! Great reminder for this season we are in.

Have a delightful week Sylvia!

Hugs, Amy

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

So true Sylvia, such a beautiful comparison.