The Lighthouse Keeper

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The Lighthouse Keeper

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The Lighthouse Keeper

may He illumine your way

throughout the New Year

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Wendyย โ€ 2014

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Back in 1986

Ian and I lived on Campbell Island,

which is much smaller than Vancouver Island.

You could only get there via a small airplane

or by a very long ferry ride.

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The ferry passed by several lighthousesย en route.

We owned a small boat while we lived there

and found the lighthouses easy landmarks

to spot along a rugged coastline that looked pretty much the same

ย mile after mile.

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It was always a comfort to see their friendly lights twinkling

as we passed by on our way to and from fishing or camping trips.

When we were invited for dinner at the lighthouse keeper’s house,

we were way too curious to decline,

ย even though neither of us was particularly outgoing.

(The lighthouse keeper’s wife made the best mud pie we’ve ever had.)

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The lighthouse keeper and his wife were happy to have company

and were more than pleased to give us a tour of their intriguing place.

The only way to get to their little homestead was by boat.

Their supplies were brought in by helicopter,

and they even had a small landing pad for it.

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If I could do that visit over again

I would have asked a million questions

about any rescues they had been involved with.

As it was, we talked about their garden, greenhouse and chickens.

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I love rescue stories.

And my most favorite kind of all are the ones where God

reaches down from heaven

and pulls someone out of the deep.

Before and after stories of how people’s lives have been transformed

fill me with hope and joy,

especially as I think of the people I’m still praying for.

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My daughter was recently surprised to hear part of my before story.

She couldn’t picture me as I had been.

I love rescue stories.

Don’t you?

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Rescue Blessings ~ Wendyย โ€

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Happy New Year, dear friends.

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I’m switching to posting on Wednesdays

instead of on Fridays.

(I hope you’ll continue to join me here. I love your company.)

My next post will be:

~ โ€ A Bouquet of Flower Power…ย โ€ ~

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Have you ever been rescued?

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He reached down from on high

and took hold of me;

he drew me out of deep waters.

Psalm 18:16

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