Read: Hebrews 6:13-20
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure — v. 19
After Estella Pyfrom retired from teaching, she bought a bus, decked it out with computers and desks, and now drives the “Brilliant Bus” through Palm Beach Country, Florida, providing a place for at-risk children to do stability and hope to children who might be tempted to throw away their dream for a better tomorrow.
In the first century, an avalanche of suffering and discouragement threatened the Christian community. The author of Hebrews wrote to convince these followers of Christ not to throw away their confidence in their future hope. (2:1). Their hope – a faith in God for salvation and entrance into heaven – was found in the person and sacrifice of Christ. When Jesus entered heaven after His resurrection, He secured their hope for the future (6:19-20). Like an anchor dropped at sea, preventing a ship from drifting away, Jesus’ death, resurrection, and return to heaven brought assurance and stability to the believers’ lives. This hope for the future cannot and will not be shaken loose.
Jesus anchors our souls, so that we will not drift away from our hope in God. — Marvin Williams
Jesus, in the face
of all kinds of trouble
and uncertainty, help me to
have a confident expectation
that is grounded in Your
unfailing love for me.
Our hope is anchored in Jesus.
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