Last night my husband and I, along with one of our son’s and his girlfriend traveled down to our County Fair. As we wove our way through the plethora of fair food trucks, livestock barns and of course the midway that was alive with the blinking lights and screaming children being tossed around on the rides, my eyes kept shifting toward the sky where the dark, threatening clouds were beginning to build. I was praying that no rain would douse our plans of attending that nights concert that we had bought tickets for and were so eager to see, but the sky was looking darker by the minute. Just as we were getting ready to duck inside the Expo Building to look at exhibits, out of nowhere the temperature dropped drastically and the winds came barreling in nearly toppling the flags that flew on top of several food trucks. People everywhere scrambled for cover and the fair workers quickly went to work to remove the flags. We were safe inside as the winds raged outside and much to my surprise not one drop of rain fell. As we exited the building a few minutes later, the temperature had remained a bit cooler and a gentle breeze blew in the place of the harsh winds. The sun came out and began it’s setting position in the sky and we took our seats in anticipation of the Sidewalk Prophets and the Newsboys taking the stage. When evening came I looked again to the sky and saw a million stars glittering the across the sky as the Newsboys were playing their song “Greatness of Our God.”
All of this reminded me that in life we have storms that blow in, sometimes so fast we are not able to brace ourselves against them but thankfully, we have an anchor that saves! Hebrews 6:18-20 tells us that that if we have grabbed hold of the hope offered to us by the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross then we can be encouraged through whatever storm rages in our life. It tells us that “we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” When we are anchored in God’s love (His love being the gift of this hope of a life eternal) we can be confident that we will still be standing when the storm passes. Not only will we be standing, but we will be so much stronger as God lavishes his grace on us. He will open the skies and allow us to see His handiwork as we lift our eyes toward him in praise! Have you “fled to Jesus to grab hold of the hope he offers?” Are you anchored in His love?