It has been forty years since the song, The Lighthouse, won the coveted Dove and Fan Awards. Help me celebrate THE YEAR OF THE LIGHTHOUSE.
THE YEAR OF THE LIGHTHOUSE
One of the hardest questions to answer is the one that is asked over and over again, “Ronny, of all the songs you have written, which one is your favorite?” Of course, a writer’s songs are like his children, he’s going to defend them all. The parents of children do not measure their love for their children according to their skills or physical challenges. As a songwriter, you must place the blame or credit for the way they are (all their attributes or lack of) on your own shoulders.
I choose for one reason only to call The Lighthouse my favorite song of all I’ve written. It was the first song I wrote of any notoriety and therefore its longevity has afforded thousands of testimonies to its effectiveness in everyday life situations. So if you have a testimony of what The Lighthouse has meant to you please share it with us all. Or, maybe yours is another song that I’ve written that has blessed your life in a special way. We’d love to hear about it!
In Luke 22:31-34 Jesus after pouring His life into them, Ask Peter to help the other disciples to be strong once he repented and come back to Him. He knew every one of them would deny Him,( just common flesh and bone ).
Sat, 1 March 2014 01:55:13 +0000
But I will have to say "The Lighthouse" became my theme song, and I have never done a concert without it. It also gave me an open invitation to come and "sing the Lighthouse on the first Sunday of every year until Jesus comes" at the FBC Orlando. That says a lot for any song! "The Lighthouse" is timeless. It speaks the gospel in a clear and simple way...we are all lost on the sea of life, if we will look to the Light Jesus Christ, He will lead us safely home. If it wasn't for Jesus ...where would we be? Lost with no hope! Thanks Ronnie, may God continue to inspire you to write, and in turn, have you inspire others to do the same.
I was at the Hendersonville, Tn songwriters event tonight, January 29th. It was a great program. I found it hard to believe that you had no idea what you were writing about when you wrote The Lighthouse. I have loved that song and still love to sing the chorus : And I thank God for the Lighthouse.... I thank God for giving you the inspiration to write that song and all of the inspirations He has given you in the past 40 years. He is an awesome God! Praise Him! Praise HIm!
There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!
Fri, 18 May 2012 22:45:55 +0000
As a child my mom would take me to gospel music concerts and I have been to many of yours in Fort Smith Arkansas area. It has been 35 years or so since I have been to one of your shows. I am now 41 and the Lighthouse is still a song I frequently sing in my head when I need comfort and strength. In 2003, my wife at the age of 32 was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. God has blessed us and she continues to be with us today. Her cancer has now spread to her stomach and colon and the fight continues to get harder. I recently wrote the words to "The Lighthouse" in an email and sent them to her. I ask that you prayer for her and our two boys, Grayson (14) and Parker (12) and the words of "The Lighthouse" give her as much comfort as it does me knowing that truely, God is the Lighthouse and He will someday lead us home.
I prayed earnestly for my mother's acceptance of Christ as Savior for decades.
One sad day, I received a call telling me she had an aggressive cancer and was to live only a very short time. We rushed to her bedside there on Puget Sound. Shortly after arriving, she asked me to look from her hospital window to see a cross atop a church overlooking the Sound. The cross continuously turned and at night was lit so as to be visible in all directions and at all times. It used to be a "lighthouse" for the big ships, but for her, a constant reminder of Christ's love and sacrifice. By the view of that old lighthouse, she accepted Christ as Savior.
God is faithful! Remembering, I sing from my heart, "He has shown His light around me that I might clearly see. If it wasn't for the lighthouse where would this ship be?