I see a yacht at a great distance in the ocean. Anchored. Why is it far off? Are people on board? Does this represent the Bride, Israel, or me and how distant we are or can be from You?
The anchor impresses me. It holds the ship steady and in place. It holds the ship still and I am reminded of Psalm 46:10.
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
When we are still in Jesus we are relaxing in Him. How delightful this sounds, to simply relax, to stop striving and acknowledge we cannot do anything on our own. Oh, we try and many times we may have some success, but when we change our perspective from striving to relaxing in Jesus we can accomplish so much more. Simply because we align our heart to His and He reveals His way. From experience, His way always works out perfectly compared to my way, which tends to create more work.
The anchor is a figurative representation of the hope of the gospel of Jesus. In Hebrews 6:19 hope is compared to, an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast in times of trial.*
In the distance our hearts are far from Jesus when we choose not to be anchored in Him.
Anchor in Greek, is agkalé meaning bent to receive a burden. I hope you will allow this nugget of truth to settle deep in your heart, as our Anchor, Jesus bends his arms to receive our burdens.
What are your burdens today? Won’t you take them to Jesus and relax in Him?
Peace be still.
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*Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary.