My little kitty, Schnitzel, and I on the bow of Gem&I at anchor, enjoying the world around us–that few have the privilege of ever experiencing.

An anchor holds the boat steady from drifting with the wind or the current from a specific location.  When an anchor is set firmly, even the high winds and currents of a mighty storm cannot move a boat.  Reminds me of the hope we have that is like an anchor in Hebrews 6:19-20.

“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.”

People cannot live without hope.  It’s the way human beings were made.  When our hope is an anchor for our soul “firm and secure,” our souls will not drift with the wind and the current that life throws us.  We will hold steady like a boat, whose anchor is set securely.

That anchor is the fact that we no longer have to go through someone or something (practice, ritual, etc.) to have access to God the Father.  Because of faith in Jesus, we can approach the throne directly.  The inner sanctuary of the temple was reserved for only the high priest back in Jewish times.  And even then, only once a year and after considerable preparation could this high priest enter such a divine and holy place, where it was said that the presence of the Most High God dwelt.  Now, we have the high priest of Jesus who intercedes for us who have claimed Him as our way of salvation.  I am so grateful for the sure fact that when God the Father looks at me, He sees Jesus, who lives in my heart.  Thus, never tarnishing the holiness of the Father and yet securing the direct connection we can have with Him as mere human beings.