He mentioned how we are the lighthouses and Jesus is the light that shines out of us.
It goes back to that old song "This little light of mine. I'm going to let it shine."
We let Christ shine through us and refuse to allow ourselves to get in the way.
But do you know what I was thinking while listening to the sermon?
I was thinking of all the dull days a lighthouse keeper must have. He or she must go for days without hearing about a ship or boat the lighthouse guided safely to shore. He or she probably don't hear much from the people the lighthouse's light helped. Very possibly it might be years between stories.
(And now according to one site there are no longer manned lighthouses. Automatic timers, maintenance from the Coast Guard made it unnecessary to pay a lighthouse keeper's wages)
And I thought of me as a lighthouse - -how I must shine no matter what, day and night. I have no idea who is seeing the light that's coming out of me. Most of the people see it will never talk to me, will never communicate with me about how that light helped.
And that is okay. It isn't "My light" anyway. It is the light of God.
Shine well this Holy Christmas Season. It is a wonderful time of the year.
(And please don't be a Scrooge. Jesus isn't.)