Sunday, May 27, 2012

Look to the Lighthouse

Cape Elizabeth Light, Portland Maine

Longfellow liked to visit this light and wrote poems from his experiences there.
We saw and heard the waves crash up against the shore. It was a foggy evening. The images helped us understand the crucial role of a lighthouse. These reminded us of the need for lighthouses in our lives and of the prophet’s talk to the young women in April 2012.

"Is there a way to safety? Is there an escape from threatened destruction? The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you to look to the lighthouse of the Lord. I have said it before; I will say it again: there is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what the lighthouse of the Lord can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, “This way to safety. This way to home.” It sends forth signals of light easily seen and never failing."  Thomas S Monson, Ensign, May 2012

A stormy night at Nubble Light in Maine

President Wilkey at the closing of the May Zone Conference sang “Brightly Beams our Father’s Mercy” encouraging the missionaries to “trim your feeble lamp, my brother; some poor sailor tempest tossed, trying now to reach the harbor, in the darkness may be lost.”

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