Message summary: Truly, the anchor of hope we have in Jesus Christ is firm and secure!
Listen to this message on your audio player.“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19).
Our nation, indeed our world, is now gripped in suspense with many in the throes of fear concerning the covid-19 virus. It’s on the news 24/7 and is the subject of most conversations in just about every setting. Of course, it affects each one of us and has certainly had an effect on being out in public, the workplace, places of worship, educational institutions and the list grows daily. An old song come to mind.
In times like these, we need an anchor.
Be very sure, be very sure,
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.
This is the only place in the entire Bible that “anchor” is used in a figurative sense. Yet I studied a song database which includes 17 songs that refer to the spiritual anchor. Apparently believers throughout the ages have really identified with this Scriptural simile, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
The anchor refers to the hope generated by faith in Christ as our Solid Rock which enables the believer to stand firm in face of temptations, calamities and storms. There are two qualities to this anchor of hope that may seem similar, but indeed express two complimentary truths. It’s a firm and secure hope. It’s as if the Holy Spirit wants to make it absolutely clear to us just how dependable this anchor is!
How thankful we should be for this anchor of hope. Are you going through some tumult in addition to the mutual trial we are all dealing with regarding the covid-19? Is your faith being shaken by circumstances beyond your control? Today we encourage you that we do have an anchor and this anchor will always hold. It will weather the worst storm. Truly, the anchor of hope we have in Jesus Christ is firm and secure!
Be encouraged today,
Stephen & Brooksyne WeberDaily prayer: Father, just as an anchor is standard safety equipment for a boat to remain afloat against raging tides of water, Jesus is the anchor for our soul, keeping us steadfast and hopeful when the strong tides of doubt, disappointment and fear seek to overtake us. So many drift aimlessly day in and day out uncertain of their present and future standing while we, as believers, anchor fast to our Rock which cannot move, as He leads us to the heavenly shore where storms will one day be all past forevermore. Amen.
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.