Jesus is My Anchor.
Life is full of distractions and temptations. The urgent overwhelms the important. Material things overwhelm spiritual things, at least in our culture. We can be distracted from reflecting on the richer things concerning eternity. Then the drift away from eternity begins, our culture teaches us to live for the now and not for the then.
God busts into this thinking to remind us where true hope lies. Hebrews 6 says “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.” That is our hope for eternity is secured by Jesus. Jesus is an anchor. Through his death and resurrection he has become an anchor for our souls. Raised from the dead for our forgiveness, seated at the right hand of God, he secures our place in eternity. He lives to serve us in this way.
The picture of the anchor works for us. It reminds us of the boat secured in a storm, or the dinghy strengthened against the drift of the tide. Jesus is that for us in eternity. Jesus is an anchor. Jesus alone stops the drift and secures our soul. Jesus alone is seated in heaven securing our place.
Jesus alone is worthy to have our souls entrusted to him. I encourage you to reflect on Jesus. In this way the urgent things that hustle us around in everyday life seem less pressing and less important. Fix your thoughts on him for the sake of your soul. In him alone our hope for eternity lies.
Jesus is the anchor for your soul, trust him!
Gavin Parsons is Senior Minister at St. David’s Forestville Anglican