The sunset was descending and just as the last ray of light was visible it aligned perfectly with a strange triangle pole that looked out to sea. What this pole was for I do not know. It reminded me of the trinity, of the perfect union of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. we also see out in the water a red buoy. Buoys are used to either save life, or navigate on the water, or as weather gathering stations. This one is probably to guide ships into the jetty.
The last ray of light, a guiding red buoy. Both these remind me of Jesus the Son.
The last ray of light, or hope for humanity. When Jesus came, born of a woman. He was given no favours for his life, apart from allowing him to live from the slaughter that happened in his village or town. He wasn’t born into any rich family of any sort and so He must have had the normal upbringing for a Jewish boy but as a labourers son, helping with the family business. Perhaps Mary and Joseph kept the early birth a secret in their hearts for fear of the child becoming something of a freak, but certainly no one in Jesus’ village expected Him to go on to start a revolution. He was the last ray of hope, and when men thought they had destroyed Him, then God stepped in to prove that this was God. This was God’s plan and by His death and His resurrection we have an escape plan.
Jesus lived the perfect life that we must all aspire towards this.
Mahatma Gandhi once said;
Jesus’ own life is the key of his nearness to God;
that he expressed, as no other could, the spirit and will of God.
It is in this sense that I see him and recognize him as the Son of God.
Jesus not only expressed the will of God, He is God. His death and resurrection prove this very thing.
The guiding buoy; The first phrase seems to ring true for me. How we live our life is a key to our nearness to God. But this stems from the fact that we have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour and we are born again. The things we do are just the natural extensions of the Spirit of God within us. Jesus was the Buoy, the guiding light to lead us to the Father and He is one with the Father, and He can only lead us because He has suffered for us shedding His blood, and continues to suffer with us.
Through all these troubles we are not alone, for Jesus is here, His Spirit is present and we need only stop, pray, listen and invite the face of God into our lives.
10 night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?
11 Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. 12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you,
Dear Heavenly Father, I ask you to keep me steady guiding me with your light, your Son Jesus and with your Spirit to the place where you have decreed that I should be. Following your will every day. Be our guiding light.