The Lighthouse of the Lord

lighthouseRecently some of our Utah family were here visiting. It was so nice to have them stay with us! I hope to eventually get some more details of their visit on here. One of the things we did while they were here was to visit the Cabrillo National Monument and Lighthouse. It was gorgeous, and a wonderful outing. I remembered the trip again today when I read this quote by President Monson. I have always loved lighthouses and lanterns because I associate them with the coast and the peace of the ocean, So I really appreciate the symbolism of his counsel.

“…Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. The lighthouse of the Lord sends forth signals readily recognized and never failing. I love the words found in Psalms: ‘The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; . . . I will call upon the Lord . . . so [I shall] be saved from mine enemies.’ The Lord loves us, my brothers and sisters, and will bless us as we call upon Him.” —Thomas S. Monson April 2010