The Anchor

Hebrews 6:19-20This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven, where Christ has gone ahead to plead for us from his position as high priest, with the honor and rank of Melchizedek (LB).                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

A huge anchor is set in stone in a park on the corner of Old Yonge Street and Doane Road, just north of Toronto, Ontario. The sign says: The Holland Landing Anchor. 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.

One of my husband’s ancestors drove one of the teams that carried this anchor to its final resting place The family cherishes that memory and even holds reunions there. While this anchor missed its real calling, Jesus, the strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, did not! The Son of God was born to die on a cross and pay the price for our sin. He rose from the dead and lives right now as our personal intercessor. Have a fond family memory about God? Why not make a brand new one, one that puts us into eternal relationship with him. It’s just a matter of asking his forgiveness. Today, the prayer is personal.

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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