In many ways a lighthouse can offer a visual means of explaining how with our Lord and Savior we are never alone, while also explaining the limitations of the lighthouse. In the case of the lighthouse, any mariner traveling through troubled waters nearby receives guidance reassurance from the light of the lighthouse. And in the old days of the lighthouse being manned by a keeper, that very man was tasked with rescuing and saving sailors under duress whenever possible. Where the similarity ends is over the success of the attempt and the difference is that the keeper was a mortal while our Lord and Savior is God.
God in three persons has omnipotent power. Yet He gives us the freedom to choose for ourselves. So, unlike the mariner lost at sea, if we humans believe by faith in Him, we will never fail in the end since we will never die. If that same mariner at sea also believes, he will ultimately never fail if he believes by faith as well, having made the right choice with his free will. He might very well die in that stormy and cold ocean, but his death is only his earthly life, his soul will live on for eternity with the Father and the Son in heaven above. He will inherit a new body, one free of pain, suffering and anguish and he will bask in the warm light of God's love.
If you have faith, it really isn't a very difficult truth to understand. Without it, you will remain a skeptic and fail forever. Open your heart, let the Holy Spirit in, for He can put you in touch with the Savior, Jesus Christ, who is our mediator with God the Father. When you make that decision, the love will flow and you will find your way. You will then be able to trust and ultimately obey. And just like the hymn says, there is no other way.
Again my thanks to Margrit Frazier and God bless you all. Should any other readers want to send more pictures, feel free to do so by the PM link on Facebook.