When I sing the words "Jesus, shine your light and let the whole world see"
my mind cannot help but envision this chapel as a lighthouse.
With Christ as it's keeper, and we as the light being shone out
for the wayward ships threatening to crash into the perilous dangers of this world.
Greed, lust, hatred, depression, and many other rocks to tear into the hulls.
Yet, as the Preacher exhorts the small, struggling community,
itself a light in the midst of chaos and hardship: "There is hope!"
And not just hope. Instead, hope which anchors us to the inner sanctuary.
Holding us firmly not to some simple pier, but to the very presence of our Father.
Yet, even with this great anchor, the enemy still attacks.
Not only with the temptations that appear as deadly rocks,
but the persecution of ourselves.
Be it purely vocal, as is primary in America,
or to the death martyring, as in Asia.
However, we have the great example of not only our Savio