We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20 NIV
Walter, Elway and Lucy will be available soon at Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society (Walter has been adopted and is living happily ever after with his new family) June 28, 2018
Walter and his friends Lucy and Elway, met and became instant friends on their way north to their new foster homes. Day one went well with the travelers. Walter and Elway bonded and have become best friends. Word was spread that Walter needed a little time to warm up to you and hated to be crated but all three were very good passengers.
Day two came and Walter became a little cranky and nipped at one of his transporters. Word came down that he now had to be crated no matter the circumstances. I picked up the three besties for their first ride of day three. Walter was the perfect gentleman. He went into his crate and let me pet him. He waited for me to pick him up and there was not even a getting to know you time period. Walter was in his kennel and the other two were secured by their leashes, snuggled close.
To secure something is defined as fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost. An anchor is described as a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom. Our scripture today tells us that our hope is like an anchor. It is steadfast, firm and secure.
Psalm 33:20-22 states, “We put our hope in the LORD, He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.” Ephesians 4:14 tells us, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”
Life can feel like we are on a ship being tossed to and fro. When we place our faith in Jesus, he is our hope. The water may not always be calm but we are securely anchored to the rock of our salvation. We are still in the boat, but we know we are not going to be tossed overboard by every trial and temptation. Our anchor is solid and secure.
Like Lucy, Elway and Walter, we are safe on our journey. With Jesus, our boat has been fastened and we will not get away from him and become lost. Our ship will safely reach our destination. He is our hope, our savior and the anchor of our souls. Our hope is in him alone.