Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Anchored



















This anchor sat just off shore beyond the home we stayed in during our vacation in the Outer Banks. We were told it was washed inland during a hurricane. Each day we watched the tide come in and out, but the anchor never moved.

The anchor is steady and strong. I thought of my anchor, Jesus Christ. He moved into my being during one of life's hurricanes and has remained steady and strong ever since. He is my strength and my hope.

"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." Hebrews 6:19-20

Certainly, it was no coincidence I awoke and went to sleep seeing the anchor each day. On several evenings I was blessed to see a rainbow over the anchor. I was reminded of new beginnings with a solid foundation.

Anchored with love,

Andrea

23 comments:

WalkingwithHIM said...

The Anchor holds \o/ Amen!

vanilla said...

Wonderful!
I have been reading Hebrews and did a post on this recently. Blessings.
http://vanilla-ststt.blogspot.com/2009/07/perfect-priesthood.html

RCUBEs said...

Amen! And what a beautiful reminder to wake up to each morning! To be anchored in the Rock, nothing can ever disturb that! God bless sister and thank you for this wisdom. Love you in Christ.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Love how God uses real things like anchors to remind us of a spiritual truth. I love to find His presence in the ordinary.

Have a great day!

Sheryl said...

What a wonderful post. I have been thinking about picking up my cross stitching again but not sure what to do. I think I'm going to look for a patter of an anchor and maybe I'll add a rainbow to it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Chatty Kelly Combs said...

God is everywhere, even on vacation! How great!

Heart2Heart said...

I love seeing God in the smallest details of your vacation. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Love the picture!

I could see putting this up in your home with that great verse to go along with it in black and white.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anita C. McCants said...

Hi Andrea,
That was a beautiful message.
And 'Don't Be Shy' is also a
beautiful song. Thanks for
sharing such an uplifting
message and song.

Sea Glass said...

Ahhhh, our dear anchor. I don't think I will ever look at it again the same way. Thank you girlfriend.

christy rose said...

Amen! This hope we have does anchor our souls when it tends to desire to wander. Thanks for sharing this Andrea!

Sarah Dawn said...

Anchored to Him, yes sweet one. No matter what wave crashes or what storm threatens to rock the boat, I am anchored to Him.

Thanks for splashing me today,
Sarah Dawn

twofinches said...

It is a blessing to come here and read about what God shows you...what you are disciplined to look for...thank you for this encouraging post

Edie said...

Oh I bet that rainbow over the anchor was a special blessing. I have come to realize that every time I see a rainbow, it is because God has specifically placed it in my path to see and be reminded that He is thinking of and watching me. What a blessing!

Loren said...

Oh Andrea I love this post! What a gift to be able to see each morning and evening and then to ADD a rainbow!!! Our God is sooooo GOOD!!

Thankyou for sharing with us my friend~

love and blessings

Jensmere said...

Hi Andrea...stopped by for a visit and really enjoyed reading your posts. Thanks for joining me at my place...I really look forward to getting to know you!

Be blessed,
Susan

Mocha Momma said...

You have such a sense of connecting things in your life with God's word and the life of Jesus.

Thanks for sharing these pictures, it helps me.
You must just meditate on the Lord day & night. What an awesome thing to do. Just as the Bible says to do.

God bless you,
Nannette

Kelly's Ideas said...

Great post - beautiful picture..
Love,
Kelly
I am so happy that Jesus Christ is my anchor.

Debra said...

Andrea,

I absolutely love it! We sing a song at church "I'm anchored deep in His great love"...do you know it?

Thank you for your prayers sweet sis...Love ya bunches! Have a beautiful day delighting in Him!

Jenny said...

So glad Jesus is our Anchor..Beautiful photo.

Andrea said...

Debra: I am not sure I know that song. I am not good with titles. I may know it if I hear it.
Blessings,andrea

Ina in Alaska said...

The water holds many lessons. The anchor is a reminder.

chili pepper said...

Beautiful word pictures, Andrea. I praise God for my anchor and thank Him daily that my anchor can hold the line for me!

I am tagging you today. Stop by my blog to check it out.

Kat

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Andrea,
This post is so real. Amazing you had a real life anchor to remind you. And seeing a rainbow on the anchor on rainy days must surely be like a double promise for you.

Thanks for sharing.

Love
Lidj