Thursday, August 11, 2005

Set free

A couple of posts ago, I told about getting up early to meet the sunrise and to get a few photographs in the process. While the sunrise was beginning to take shape behind me, I captured a few frames of the Grosse Point Lighthouse as seen from the beach. A stiff breeze caused the beach grass to appear blurred due to the 2-second exposure time.

I've often mentioned that in my thinking, a lighthouse is a metaphor for Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. The prevailing winds of this day and age may cause people to shift and sway, but the truth of God remains steady.

It pains me when Christians abuse the truth and use it to attempt to put people into the captivity of their distorted beliefs. All that does is take attention away from the Light itself and cause the rest of the world to view them as just another strain of grass waving in the wind, or worse, a weed.

They all need a reminder that the intention of truth is to set people free.

Click on photo to enlarge. © 2005 James Jordan


Jeff said...

He is, after all, the "Light of the world."

Alison said...

He loved everyone... why don't we?