THE CHURCH IS A LIGHTHOUSE OR A TOMB
Patricia Tyson wrote: “There is nothing sadder than a church that is void of the Holy Spirit. It's like going to a cemetery!”
Donna writes: That reminds me of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast that was first lit in January of 1881. It was called “Terrible Tilly” by its keepers; because for all those years she endured the violent storms that put waves over the top her lantern. Yet, her first order LePaute Frenel lens continued to shine a light into the darkness that kept many fearful seamen from shipwreck.
Then, because of modern science and technology, its light was extinguished in 1957. Today, it is “Eternity at Sea Columbarium” for the entombment of half a million sea-lovers and mariners.
A church must decide whether it will be a light in the world that leads men to eternal life --or a tomb because it lost its first love and had its lantern darkened.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.