I was drawn to this verse (partial verse, actually) for April 1 Scripture memory:
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,
firm and secure."
We know what an anchor is -- a "device, normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current." (thank you, wikipedia!) A secondary definition is "a reliable or principal support; mainstay; something that holds an object firmly."
This life can be filled with winds and currents that toss us around, threaten to blow us off course or into a rocky, uncertain coastline. And what is our anchor? Our reliable support that holds us firmly? Our mainstay?
The beauty of that word takes my breath away. Ours isn't a wispy, misty, vague, wishful hope. Our hope is an anchor -- weighty, sure, solid. In context, the Scripture is referring to the promises of God, tied to the unwavering nature of God. God embodies truth, so His promises are sure. Our hope is an anchor, connected securely to God's Word, His promises, His very nature.
I'm flinging that anchor out of my little boat so it will hold me firm and secure. How about you? Are you memorizing Scripture? Join us over at Beth Moore's site for some inspiration!