Hebrews 6:19 NKJV “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the fore-runner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
One Wednesday evening, we were about to begin our weekly Bible study at the church. Before everyone came, there was one young man who stopped in and asked what we were doing. All replied, “We are having Bible study!” He decided to join us. He participated with some really insightful comments and had deep questions!
After Bible study, he needed to get a drink of water from our kitchen. On the way to the kitchen, he noticed Hebrews 6:19, in various Bible versions, on our bulletin board. That bulletin board has had those verses on it for years upon years with no one ever changing them! When he saw those verses, he knew he was in the right place!
After returning from the kitchen, he joined the diminishing group of people. A few of us were in the room. He stuck around to talk some more. We found he was a Believer but had wandered because of some pretty tough trials in his life. He knew he needed to return to Jesus, to leave all that former lifestyle behind him, so he joined our group of Believers to study God’s word!
Before we ended our discussions that night, he said, “I knew I was in the right place because, you see, wherever there is an anchor, God has been showing up and wants me to pay attention! I saw your Hebrews 6:19 on the bulletin board and was blown away!” Without us desiring to encourage tattoos…right then, he rolled up his sleeve and showed us his only tattoo – Hebrews 6:19! God made Himself plain to that young man that this was his church!
How easy it is to forget that Jesus is my hope for everything! I can so easily get discouraged by the enemies of my soul: the world, my own flesh and the devil. What a strength to remember that Jesus is my anchor so I will not be tossed about! Jesus is always strong and steady to help me overcome my enemies! His Presence is healing! He has promised He will never leave me nor forsake me! He is my Helper! No fear because of Him! (Hebrews 13:5-6)
There is peace in Jesus – The Anchor of My Soul!