Photograph by Jonathan Lesher
Jonathan Lesher is an incredible photographer who offers a unique perspective! Beside being a talented photographer, Jonathan is also a BMW enthusiast who loves running, coffee, and cooking breakfast. Would you like to view more photos by Jonathan? Click on the link below.
Jonathan says, “When I took this picture I was reminded of the song Expiate by the band ERRA, a formidable quote that I often dwell on when I’m confused or facing a perplexing situation, “Fixated on the rear view when I can’t see ahead, For me to view a reflection without corruption, So a past won’t dictate a present” ~ERRA. Lighthouses always look ahead steady and consistent, never wavering, just like the purposes God has for me – despite my past failures.”
As I reflect on this photo and Jonathan’s words, I can’t help but think of 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” It’s a promise made to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Much like the lighthouse, the Word of God shines a light leading us home to a life in Christ Jesus. It’s when we are in Christ Jesus, where we abide in Him and He in us, that past truly no longer dictates our present or our future because we are found in Him as new creations.
In case you need the reminder today, read these out loud:
- I am forgiven. 1 John 1:9
- I am loved. 1 John 4:19
- I am set free. Romans 6:18
- I am a child of God. 1 John 3:1
- God sees me. Isaiah 66:1-2
- I am not forsaken. Psalm 94:14
- I am worth dying for. Romans 5:7-9