“In order to realize the worth of the anchor, we need to feel the stress of the storm.” – Corrie Ten Boom (*quote, not Scripture)
This journal I’m using has “Jesus Is Our Anchor” twice, right in a row, so I’m guessing someone saw this as a very important aspect of His character! It is, indeed, most comforting to know that He holds fast in the midst of this craziness we call “life on earth”! This gives us, in the words of Fanny Crosby, a “blessed assurance” in our Savior.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus has entered on our behalf. He has become our high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 6:19,20) Jesus was the perfect fulfillment of the law, by perfectly obeying all of His Father’s commandments. He then took the weight and guilt of all of our sins upon Himself, that He might be the perfect, final sacrifice for sin. “…He was led like a lamb to the slaughter…”. (Isaiah 53:7) “The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’ ” (John 1:29) “And they cried out in a loud voice; ‘Salvation belongs to our God, Who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:10)