This past week, my husband and I visited Long Island. We enjoyed views of the Sound, and boats floating in the breeze. Ironically, not all of the vessels moved. Some sat still, at rest, even when surrounded by water that flexed. I’m not a captain, but I would guess these boats had cast anchor. The Bible actually uses this concept as an illustration.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.
Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, an unshakable life is sometimes hard to grasp. The little things get to me. I worry over the future. Life becomes busier, and stress seems to increase. Over the past few months, Facebook and Twitter have filled with similar out cries. The election cycle has come around again, and the fears expressed are genuine. People desperately desire better for their children and grandchildren, but it doesn’t seem like our world ever truly improves. Are you with me?
We can allow the turbulent waves to toss us again this year, or we can set our anchor in someone greater than ourselves. Paul says it like this, “a hope…which enters within the veil.” That’s a powerful statement. Jesus had the ability to go directly before our Father, the Creator. There couldn’t be anything more steadfast. So as the waves increase in the coming weeks, and as the world changes, for better or for worse, we can stand still, at rest. Our heavenly Father has got this…