Near New Brunswick Canada there is a church building on Deer Island that for many years has served as a physical lighthouse to the fishermen of that community.
The Building is similar to any turn of the century Church building, but it is the location of the building that makes it ideal as a lighthouse. The Church of Christ in Lord’s Cove is elevated a few hundred feet higher than the Cove below, and for many years the fishermen returning to port could see the steeple of that Church building for miles from the water. In days before electronic equipment to guide them home, the fishermen would aim for the Church building when returning to port. That course of direction would guide them past all the ledges and shoals, and safely back to the home port
Just as the physical light of that building was a light that led many safely home, the Light of Jesus Christ leads all who will follow his will to their heavenly home. It is the job of those who are part of the Church to reflect that light to others guiding them to our home port of heaven.