I've been intrigued by lighthouses for years. They are beacons of light and hope. The first lighthouse in the united States was the Boston Light, and it was built in 1716.
The first lighthouse I toured was the Tybee Island Lighthouse, and whenever I'm in the vicinity of a lighthouse we try to take time to tour it.
This year during spring break we visited Hilton Head Island to watch Asbury University Men's Tennis Team spend the week playing tennis. While there we were able to visit Harbour Town Lighthouse. The 114 step climb to the top was a slow and easy trip. The inside was a museum with information on different periods of South Carolina's history. Enjoy the pictures and historical relics and you'll forget you're climbing stairs. There is a gift shop on the main floor and at the top of the lighthouse. You can also venture outside and walk on the wrap-around balcony. From there you'll be able to see the harbor, shops, boats and a golf course.
Lighthouses stir my imagination. I wonder how many sailors over the years have avoided danger because of these beacons of light? And then I think of Jesus, the light of the world. That may be why lighthouses remind me of hope, because my hope is in Jesus.