Monday, 7 November 2011

Wickham Lighthouse

Saturday 6th November, 2011.King Island celebrated the 150th birthday of Cape Wickham lighthouse.  I was asked to deliver a blessing on the Lighthouse, this was the blessing:

Delivering the blessing with the Govenor General in red behind

Jesus said ... ‘You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house ...”

Cape Wickham Lighthouse
Wickham lighthouse is a light that has been put on a stand... a great tower to give light to ships and boats at sea.  To warn of dangers ... to aid in navigation ... and to guide sailors and fisherman safely home.
With King Island’s record of ship wrecks before this light was built ... We can only imagine what a comfort and blessing it has been a to many ships and boats over the past 150 years of service.
This evening I have been asked to give thanks for Cape Wickham lighthouse and to bless its continued service.

You may like to pray with me ...
We give thanks for this lighthouse; for the people who planned and built it.
We give thanks for the men and women who have served here to make sure the light kept shinning.
We thank you for the ships and boats that have passed by; and for all those who have been guided home to safety by this light.
We ask you God to continue to bless Cape Wickham light house.
May its light shine and give direction in the dark; safety in the storms; and a welcome beacon home.
This we ask in Jesus name,

Part of the celebration was a walk from
 Stokes point to Cape Wickham

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