Guardian of the Harbor is by far my favorite photograph of all I have taken. It probably has to do with the fact that it brings many of the things I love together into one memory. I am fascinated by lighthouses. I have loved camping in the Duluth area ever since my husband and I took annual trips up there in the fall while we were dating. And this particular camping trip was one of the last ones we took as a family before my daughter graduated from high school. On a cold October morning we woke to frost on the tent and an icy fog covering the ground. It was a good day to go exploring in Duluth and so naturally we ended up at the lift bridge and the North Pier Lighthouse.
As I looked at the lighthouse I began to think of it’s magnificent presence in the harbor, how she stands tall and strong, guarding the ships that sail in and out, warning them of potential danger. Similarly, I believe the Holy Spirit stands guard at the harbor of our hearts, watching over us, His magnificent Presence warning us of potential danger and lighting our path as we walk through life.
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