We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain
Anchors don’t prevent storms from coming. They stop ships from being washed away by the wind and waves. When our hope is anchored in Jesus, it doesn’t mean that difficult times won’t come, but that we have an ‘unbreakable spiritual lifeline’*, tying us directly to Jesus, who keeps us secure through the storms of life.
In the Old Testament, the inner sanctuary of the temple was where the presence of God rested. It could only be accessed through a curtain, by the High Priest once a year. When Jesus died on the cross, He tore down the curtain, giving us direct access to the presence of God all the time. This means that we can come to God anytime, we’re not dependent on a human priest, or an animal sacrifice. Instead we can depend on Jesus, our High Priest who died as our sacrifice.
Whether or not you feel like you are in a storm right now, anchor yourself in Jesus, speak directly to Him ; study His word, so that when storms come, you will be secure. Today if you feel you have been drifting, speak to Jesus and reconnect with Him, recommit to following Him.
*Hebrews 6:19 in The Message