A traveler visiting the lighthouse at Calais France some years ago, asked the keeper, “What if one of your lights should go out at night?”
“Sir,” he replied, “yonder are ships sailing to all parts of the world. If tonight one of my burners were out, in six months I might hear from America or India saying that on such a night the light of the Calais Lighthouse gave no warning and some vessel had wrecked.”
What an important lesson this is for those of us who know the Lord as our Saviour. Our lights must shine brightly and steadily so that lost souls on the storm-tossed sea of life will be guided to Christ. He has exhorted us, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).