Tuesday, First Week of Advent: Hope
December 3, 2013
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and strong.” Hebrews 6:19a (NCV)
Recently, our music minister, Phil Quinn, sang a song entitled “The Anchor Holds.” This song reminds us that as we journey through the storms of life, God is always with us, giving us hope and holding us steady, just as the anchor holds the storm-tossed ship. The anchor was an ancient Christian symbol found on the walls of the catacombs where Christians were said to have hidden during the Roman persecution. The anchor symbolized hope in Christ for these early believers.
When we look at the anchor, we see the shape of the cross. The cross reminds us of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. It has become our symbol of redemption and hope, the very anchor of our faith.
As we reflect on the joy, the wonder, the beauty of the Advent season, let’s also remember that God loves us so much that he sent His only Son to be born as a baby, to live as a man and to die as a sacrificial lamb so that we might have the hope of eternal life through His resurrection.
Heavenly Father, help us to hold on tight to you, the anchor for our souls and the hope for our eternal future.