I’m sorry I changed the banner too frequently. I kind of almost liked the “Jesus” picture with the reflection on the water but it was too pink for my taste. Nothing I did with photo manipulation could make it less pink. It also didn’t fit the tone of the blog.
I gave it a try but never grew to like it so after a short while I switched to a favorite of mine, lighthouse.
One of the ways I ‘see’ Jesus, or relate to Him in my mind, is through the scriptural symbol ascribed to Him as the Light. This present world is called the darkness. The lake of fire is outer darkness. We are delivered by Christ from the world of darkness to the Light where there dwells the Father of Lights.
As for the lighthouse, they are some of the strongest buildings ever built. They’re usually on rock. They withstand fierce storms, pounding waves, lightning, and darkness.
They are a lifesaver. I lived on a sailboat for a period of time, and I will never forget the desperate fear of sailing through the night storm and peering through the gloomy rain looking for that light. When it appears in the place it should be, it engenders sagging relief. It is an old friend, beloved and stalwart. Mariners love their lighthouses, and as we pass by each of them along the coast, fair weather or fowl, we’re thankful for the light.
How apt it is that Jesus is the strong tower, the Light.
The banner is a crop of a photo I had taken some years ago of the Portland (Maine) Head light. I went to grayscale and got rid of the color. I added an overlay of the light beam and then the verse and a border.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
He is the ONLY Light of the world the only light the world needs. He guides the way. He sheds light on sin. We no longer have to stay in darkness. (John 12:46)
the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned. (Matthew 4:16)
Praise Jesus that He IS the Light.