I have been inspired to write about my thoughts and research on these inspiring and magnificent pieces of art.
As Summer is just about to approach us we seem to enjoy the landmarks of Lighthouses so much more at this time of year. These historical structures have been used for many years for safety in the dark and erie waters. Lighthouses alerted sailors that their ship was approaching shore. On a rocky coastline or harbor promontory, the lighthouse was fair warning. It was a beam of comfort to the ocean’s travelers who had endured many difficult months at sea.
Even though they are no longer used, the legacy of lighthouses is a popular one. Their history makes them iconic images and powerful symbols. This is what inspired me to create this painting.
After a long and often difficult trip at sea, sailors felt joy and hope at the first sight of a lighthouse. The lighthouse meant that they would soon set foot on shore, and for some travelers, they would be home. A lighthouse might have been the only light in a violent storm, which gave them the encouragement to hang on just a little while longer to those who saw it. Today, lighthouses can inspire feelings of hope and salvation during turbulent times.
The historical role of lighthouses was to guide and protect sailors as they approached the shore. In the same manner God’s light will shine upon our path as we strive to navigate the a world filled with uncertainty and struggles. The beacon led them away from rocky and dangerous cliffs towards safer waters and God;s light will also lead us to safety. The lighthouses would warn the ships that land was near when the skies were too dark and stormy to see the coast.
Today, we know that lighthouses are no longer needed for the safety of sea travelers, but their past roles as guides and protectors still reassure those of us who are navigating difficult times. Unlike the lighthouses we will always have the Light of God to help protect and comfort our lives. That is what inspired me to paint an inspiring painting with a quote to feed our souls. I then decided to design and create a custom Lighthouse IPhone Case as well as many other products that will soon be available to buy at my Zazzle Store. CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY STORE OF INSPIRING ART FOR YOU TODAY