Monday, December 1, 2008

The Anchor Holds

There are many reasons why an anchor may not hold: The water may be too deep, the rope may be too short, or the anchor may be too small for the size of the boat or the strength of the wind.

Those are the less embarrassing reasons.

There are other reasons why anchors don't hold. I have discovered them all by myself. For example, an inadequate knot tends to result in the anchor taking up permanent residence as a prop on the set of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Also, forgetting to pull up the anchor when moving to another part of the lake can cause premature anchor detachment. And then there's the moment when you and your fishing buddy both say, "I thought YOU were bring the anchor!"

In life, we often find ourselves in need of an anchor that holds. We occasionally end up in "deep water" or fighting against the wind and waves of life only to discover that our anchor is insufficient. Or we depend on things or people that just aren't secure, reliable, or honest.

There is one anchor that holds in this life no matter how deep the water, no matter how high the waves, and no matter how strong the wind. This anchor is firmly and eternally secure, reliable, and trustworthy.

The anchor that holds is Jesus.

When we put our trust in Jesus Christ, the anchor of hope is dropped, secured, and immovable for all eternity.

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure..." (Hebrews 6:19, NIV).

Anchored in Faith,
Perry Crisp

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