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Jesus Is Our Anchor, and Grace Is Our Life Raft

We as humans are always looking for security, stability and anything that can down right keep us safe during troublesome times. The reality is that all things of this earth will eventually fade away, and the only true security we can have is in something that never changes, never fails and is all-powerful; Jesus.

The idea of anchoring our lives to Jesus is something that most people outside of Christianity may see as childish, however we as Christ followers read in scripture that Jesus is the only reasonable thing to ever be anchored to.

The definition of Anchor comes from the Latin word ancora, “anchor,” and from the Greek word ankyra, “anchor, hook”—that which gives stability or security. It’s where we also get the work ankle from. 

An Anchor Keeps a Ship Secure

In the same way that an anchor will keep a ship secure and stable during rough seas, we too must find stability in our lives by anchoring ourselves to the hope and truth of Jesus. The beautiful thing about anchoring ourselves to Jesus is that even if we fail, we’ll be extended a life raft called grace. Religion can’t offer you that. Law can’t offer you that. Rules and regulations can’t offer you that.

Who/What Are You Anchored to?

Money?

Fame?

Titles?

Relationships?

We must come to realize that all these thing may look appealing at first, but none of them can offer the eternal security that one will find in a relationship with Jesus. Don’t put your life in the hands of something temporary. Don’t put your life in the hands of something man-made.

In anchoring our lives to Christ, we are directly telling him that we trust in his plans, protection and promises. This means that when troublesome times come our way, Jesus is there to help us stay grounded and secure. Although things might not always go the way we’ve personally planned, we must trust that His direction is greater nevertheless. We must trust in God’s only son. We must trust in our Lord and Savior. We must trust in Jesus.

This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Hebrews 6:19 

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Jarrid Wilson was a husband, pastor and author relentlessly sharing the love of Jesus. In September of 2019, Jarrid tragically passed away by suicide. He is survived by his wife, Juli, and his two sons, Finch and Denham. His larger than life personality, heart for all people and passion for telling others about the grace and love of Jesus was unmatched, and he is greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. We stand on the promise of Revelation 21:4 that reminds us that in heaven, there is no more sorrow, suffering or death. Hope gets the last word.