May 17, 2007
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.
I think Hebrews 6:19 is one of the grandest statements in the Bible. I love the picture of hope as the anchor of our souls. A ship’s anchor holds it steady even when the winds are blowing hard and waves are crashing all around.
This kind of hope is what helps us cope with the reality of disappointment. Mary Magdalene in Scripture is a good example of this truth. The Bible tells us that Mary was possessed by seven demons when Jesus first met her. After He cast them out, Jesus continued to love Mary despite her sin and failures.
So she was understandably very disappointed and distraught when Jesus was crucified and then buried in the tomb (John 20). He had done so much for her, and now all she could do was weep bitter tears for Him. But then the resurrected Christ appeared to Mary, and her hope was instantly restored.
That’s what true hope…the hope found only in the resurrected Christ…can do for anyone who is overcome by disappointment and tragedy. No matter how devastating the circumstances, the hope found in Christ can overcome the pain.
Is your soul anchored in the hope of Jesus Christ? If so, you have an anchor that can hold you fast despite any storm!
HOPE IN CHRIST IS AN ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL. IS YOUR HOPE ANCHORED IN HIM TODAY?