The Lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was built between 280-247 BC at the Nile River Delta by the Ptolemaic Kingdom. At over 450 feet tall the constantly burning fires at its peak provided “light” to guide all military and merchant vessels into Alexandria’s grand harbor. Land travelers also counted on the “light”, visible for many miles inland, to navigate their way to the colossal city founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. The lighthouse stood and functioned for more than fifteen hundred years, ultimately rendered useless in 1323 after multiple earthquakes.
John 8:12 (NKJV) – 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the Light of the World. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
God provided the gift of Jesus Christ to a sin-sick world more than 2,000 years ago. Unlike the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Jesus, The Light of the World will stand strong forever and ever. The light of Jesus Christ will never dim nor fade. The light of Jesus Christ allows you to see yourself as you really are … a lost and undone sinner in need of a Savior. When His hope is allowed to penetrate deep into your heart, the darkness of the world vanishes. Receiving Jesus as your Savior guarantees that your sins are forgiven. The “light” of the Son then constantly illuminates your life. Choosing to be led by The Light of the World means that you will never walk alone in the darkness of this world!
Heavenly Father, as Creator You said “Let there be light, and there was light.” Thank you for lovinig us so much that you sent Jesus to earth as The Light of the World! We are eternally grateful for Your wonderful gift. We praise you for who You are! There is no other like You! Glory be to You for leading us out of the darkness and into the “light.” Amen and Amen.
Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and four great-grandchildren.
Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia.
Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet.
Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms.
Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries.
Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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From: John H via email
Thanks for sharing. Excellent message.