Have you ever thought about the light you’re shining into the lives of those around you?
This beautiful lighthouse sits on a bluff at the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, a beacon seen from the shoals beneath it and as far out as 17 miles into Vineyard Sound.
Boats and ferries glide past it daily going to and from Martha’s Vineyard to the tiny town of Woods Hole. Since the first lighthouse was built on this spot in 1828, thousands of boats made it safely to land with the guidance of the light cast out into darkness.
The bay, seen from the lighthouse, appears murky on this overcast day, blending with the gray sky. Imagine the many days when fog covers this edge of the cape.
The tower, made of cast iron lined with brick, is more than 130 years old. It’s light, automated now, faithfully beams in the starry sky night after night.
When boats run ashore, the keepers in the house have run down to the water’s edge to help the stranded folks up the hill to safety.
So inspiring, this imposing lighthouse that shines without fail. We can all be like that, shining day after day, even when it’s foggy and blustery and stormy.
Who is looking to you to keep them heading toward the safety of the shore? Who needs you to keep throwing out light?