This was our second visit to Lighthouse Point Beach in New Haven Connecticut. Every visit to this beach has been a spiritual experience. On the first visit a year ago, I went way out where a father was fishing while his wife and son rested. He fished there to have extra food for the family and gave me the opportunity to film his family with my new GH2 Camera.
It was good practice for me and now, two years later, I took my family out to the beach again. Not too long after we settled in, my eyes caught another interesting site. This time it was another father fishing way out with his son. I approached them and we began talking like old friends. The dad told me that even though he wasn't with the mother of his son anymore, he still felt it was important to spend time with his son.
It was Sunday and he said his son usually goes to church but he felt it was important for them to have that time together. It was important for him to train his son on fishing and life; time for father and son to bond together. I really had a good time talking to both him and his son and filming that experience. We talked about God, family, and what it was to be a father and be responsible in life, even when things may not be going the right way in our lives.
I took some stills with my GH2 Lumix Panasonic camera and hopefully it will paint a picture of our 'Lighthouse' experience for you. It has been about a year since I bought this, my 1st professional camera and visiting this beach. I was able to make some new friends once again and left seeing another father who knew the importance of being there for your children. Once again, a visit to The Lighthouse was truly indeed a Lighthouse experience. I think it's something about the ocean waters, the waves, the breeze, the sun, the lighthouse, and those who cast their line out to sea.
As I end this blog, down below is the video I shot of my 1st trip to Lighthouse Point Beach last year, with the father who was showing his son how to fish. The soundtrack to the video is a song called "Prayer Walk" which was inspired by my friend who shared an experience he had, it was a prayer walk he had with his little daughter at a family retreat. He told his daughter that he'll always be there for her as he prayed to God for guidance because his own father was never in his life. Mixed with the story of the disciple Peter walking on water to Jesus and my own life's experience with prayer, the song "Prayer Walk" was born. [Watch video at the very end of this blog below] Remember that prayer can allow us to do the things that seem impossible like walking on water, it can even move mountains in our lives. And like the lighthouse that shines its light at night for that lost vessel in the dark waters at sea, prayer guides us to find hope, peace and rest. It can calm the raging sea and can save us.
Video w/ Song: "Prayer Walk"