New Living Translation (NLT)
Receiving the Light
33 “No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.
Lighthouse shining amid the dark
Guiding us on through the night,
Keeping us safe from surf and rocks
If we will but follow its light,
This ship is ours to sail as we see fit,
Made captain with complete authority,
The choices we make will bring us home
Or leave us lost on a stormy sea,
So when you’re adrift with no way to see,
And the waves keep battering your boat,
Just look up and see that beacon,
It’s there to help keep you afloat,
Yes, that lighthouse still shines as always,
Planted high on a hill, long ago,
And if we will choose to follow its light,
It still steers us away from the shallows.
©2018 by William Pierce
Thank You for sending us the Light of the world so that we night choose to follow His light.