A lighthouse is a steady and grounded structure that guides people to safety. With a goal to #CARRYLIGHT, it illuminates the darkest of times, bringing you love and hope.
In honor of Lighthouse Day, discover some of the rich symbolism behind these iconic sources of light.
Illumination and Guidance
When captains and their crews were out at sea, surrounded by vast darkness, they would see a glimmer of light in the distance to guide them safely home. We sometimes feel like these voyagers did — alone at sea and scared of the unknown. However, in the midst of the darkness, a glimmer of light will emerge. It’s our choice to follow it.
Resilience and Strength
Lighthouses also symbolize strength. When the ocean is rough and tousling, the lighthouse stands strong, shining its bright light. It never moves and remains a steady pillar of reassurance for many people. When life gets rough, visualize a lighthouse to support and fortify you.
Comfort and Hope
There are many religious meanings for lighthouses, one of which is in Christianity. It is said that they symbolize guidance and salvation. This is especially relevant during the Easter season, as it is believed Jesus rose to guide us to heaven. In this case, the lighthouse symbolizes Jesus and the promise of heaven. In the Jewish tradition of Passover, the idea of light guiding the Jews through the dark times in Egypt is a theme that still carries over today. Some religious figures say that a church, temple, or mosque are lighthouses in this way.
Embrace the light shed and support given by lighthouses. Share your support by wearing the Lighthouse Charm Bangle benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.