One night, the captain of a battleship spotted a strange light rapidly closing in on him. He ordered his signalman to flash a message to the unidentified vessel, “Alter your course ten degrees to the south.” Back came the reply, “Alter your course ten degrees to the north.” More determined, he snapped a second order. “Alter your course ten degrees-I am the CAPTAIN!” The response came back, “Alter your course ten degrees, I am Seaman Third Class Smith!” By this time the light was growing brighter and larger. Infuriated, the captain personally signaled, “Alter your course. I am a battleship!” The reply came back quickly, “Alter your course, I am a lighthouse!”
Over six-hundred times in the Bible, Jesus is called “Lord”-that means He’s the boss. In the New Testament, the believers greeted one another by saying, “Jesus is Lord!” It meant His word is final. He can call for any change He wants or demand any price He chooses. His Word demands it, and His love deserves it! Even if you think you’re a battleship, remember, He’s the lighthouse.