This is the winning photo that took FIRST PLACE in the WAYNE COUNTY HISTORIC PHOTO Contest!
Can you hear the waves crashing against the pier and feel the fine spray of Lake Ontario against your cheek? The clouds are moody and looming in the distance like a storm is approaching. The water is ominous. The lighthouse stands at the watch, firm, tall and unwavering in the choppy water and unpredictable summer weather of Upstate NY. Your eye is drawn to the stark white lighthouse set against the blue gray sky. The spray of the waves reaching over the pier leads your eye right to the lighthouse, like a directional signal. The pier is the path that takes the lighthouse keeper safely to the place that keeps the light. It is the light that keeps the fishermen away from the dangers of the rocky shore. Without the light we are all doomed to live in darkness.
Jesus is our lighthouse. Like this picture, He stands tall and firm in our lives, always ready to shine His beacon of hope through us. We are the keepers of the light. He has entrusted us with this job. We must always be ready to share the light and keep it burning, in the storms of life, in the sunny days and at whatever cost it takes.
It cost Him his life.
What are you willing to risk?
This picture also took BEST IN SHOW!
The photographer is my Mom! My mother has been taking photographs for years and just recently she has gotten up the courage to enter them in contests.
My mother has a keen eye for getting a picture ” just so” and this one says it all! This one catches all the senses Mom!
I can feel it, taste it, hear it, see it and smell it! This is an amazing photo!
It leads us right to the Lighthouse…
I love you!