My husband took this photo this week when on the Oregon coast. Tillamook Rock Lighthouse has quite a history. The storms off the Oregon coast are so strong that the job of keeping a light house like this one is very treacherous and expensive. Keepers had trouble with mental stability and eventually the lighthouse was closed. The final note in the logbook stated:
Farewell, Tillamook Rock Light Station. An era has ended. With this final entry, and not without sentiment, I return thee to the elements. You, one of the most notorious and yet fascinating of the sea-swept sentinels in the world; long the friend of the tempest-tossed mariner. Through howling gale, thick fog and driving rain your beacon has been a star of hope and your foghorn a voice of encouragement. May the elements of nature be kind to you. For 77 years you have beamed your light across desolate acres of ocean. Keepers have come and gone; men lived and died; but you were faithful to the end. (more info can be found at http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=135)
I am so glad that God does not quit when the going gets rough! He will be faithful to the end.