We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Hebrews 6:19 (NIV)
At least once each summer, we rent a boat for the day. This carefree day is one my husband loves and looks forward to. There’s something about being out on the open water that fills us both up. This particular trip was just as we’d hoped. Calm water, perfect weather, good tunes on the radio and plenty of food and drinks. Motoring out of the marina, an instant sense of calm washed over us.
As the day unfolded, we made our way to a little cove so the kids could swim. Brian went to set the anchor as he usually does. He tossed it overboard and the rope quickly unwound itself from its coil as the anchor fell. Then we saw that the anchor hadn’t been secured to the boat. It was one of those moments where you feel frozen as if you’re watching the events in slow motion. We stood by helplessly as the end of the rope flew over the edge. Together the anchor and its rope settled to the bottom of the lake in their watery grave.
Dear God, we pray that as we go forward we don’t forget the importance of hope in your son, our savior, Jesus. Our hope in him is what sets us apart and keeps us where we need to be. When the storm is raging around us and life seems unbearable, that is when we need hope more than ever. Thank you for loving us. Amen.
The above verse describes our spiritual anchor:
Hope is our anchor.
Hope keeps us safe when the waves of life would toss us.
Hope keeps us still when we’d otherwise drift away.
Hope in Christ gives us the reassurance that we are secure. It gives us the peace knowing this world isn’t everything. There is more. There is better. He’s got a firm grasp on us. When life is hard, really hard, hope is our anchor. Let us remember that we are different. We are set apart. We have our hope in Christ.
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