Anchored Hope

An anchor is a heavy piece of metal attached to a ship by a chain. Crew members throw it overboard to hold the boat in place. Have you ever seen one up close? The Holland Landing Anchor rests in a park just north of Toronto, Canada. The sign describes it this way.

Forged in England for a warship on the upper lakes, the anchor was drawn here from Kingston in 1815 by oxen. By the time of its arrival here, the war of 1812 had ended and the anchor was abandoned on sleighs at Soldier’s Bay. In 1820 it was brought to this site. Weight: 4000 pounds.

That anchor missed its calling because it never made it to a ship.

Do you remember this old hymn? The first line is something like this: “Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?” It goes on to say that we are in the Saviour’s hand and that anchor holds even in fear and death. It may have been written with this scripture in mind!

[Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil. (Hebrews 6:19, AMP)

Have you been leaning on the wrong kind of anchor? Is yours not holding? It’s just a matter of asking God’s forgiveness.

Prayer – Dear Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I believe that you rose from the dead and that you are alive right now. Please come into my life, forgive my sin, and make me a member of your family. I now turn from going my own way. I want you to be the center of my life. Thank you for your gift of eternal life and for your Holy Spirit who has come to live in me. Amen.

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