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If you followed my link on Facebook to today’s blog you’re probably disappointed. You might have remembered the Yaquina Head lighthouse from an earlier blog which is much more majestic than this one.
If you’ve traveled the Oregon coast you might have thought today’s blog concerned the most photographed lighthouse on the coast, namely, the Heceta Head lighthouse north of Florence.
Not! This IS a lighthouse…literally. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse built on top the lighthouse keepers living quarters.
Built in 1871 (quite possibly the oldest structure in Newport, Oregon) it only served Yaquina Bay for three years as it was decommissioned in 1874. Interestingly, the lighthouse was recommissioned in 1996 and burns with a steady light from dusk to dawn.
God intends that his light shine from our homes.
“Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the LORD will protect you from behind.” Isaiah 58:7 New Living Translation
So often it seems that we travel to the lighthouse to let our light shine then return home where Christ’s light appears to be placed under a basket.
God calls us to let our light shine where we reside because where we reside is where we have been redeemed, and where we have been redeemed is where God uses us to draw people to himself.
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