Thursday, June 16, 2005

Design modifications gladly accepted

The Great Lakes have a number of lighthouses and towers set on long piers that extend out into the lake waters. Of these, the pier light at Algoma, Wisconsin has a unique offset design.

It seems the light was originally set in a “crib” of rock and concrete and aligned with the main pier. The waves from a fierce storm in the 1880s moved the crib several yards. The good townsfolk of Algoma decided to let nature have its way with the pier design rather than go to all the work of moving the crib back to its original position. The light was permanently set in its present position.

There have been times when waves of circumstances have knocked the pier that I have neatly designed for my life off course. Those are the times I have trusted God that there was a purpose to the design modification. The choice is to fight the change and struggle to put the crib back in place, or accept it and move on. I've chosen the latter.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Roman 8:28

Click on photo to enlarge. Copyright 2005 James Jordan Posted by Hello


EuroYank said...

if you can find a pic of a sexy lady that is a lighthouse, now that would be something. it could be a tiny icon on each post to give that special flair.

James said...

Sorry. My wife's not interested.