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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Ultimate Anchor

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Be a willing vessel….one filled up with joy!

            Oh, how important it is to be anchored with Christ. Picture with me for a moment, what an anchor looks like. Can you visualize the shape?  Look closely and you’ll see a cross in the middle…with curved ends that I like to see as symbolic “arms”.

“During the early years of Christianity, Christians were under heavy persecution by the Romans. To identify their faith to other practicing Christians under the watchful eye of the ruling people, they would wear anchor jewelry or even tattoo anchors on themselves. The anchor was seen as a symbol of strength as anchors hold down ships even in the stormiest of weather. It was also a popular symbol because of its close resemblance to the cross.”

            As Christians today, we proclaim Jesus Christ as our anchor.  It was on a cross that he suffered and died for us.  He gave the supreme sacrifice…His life…in exchange for our sin debt. It was as if Jesus stretched out His arms and said, “I love you this much!”  Do you feel His loving arms embracing you…especially through the storms of life?

·         The ultimate anchor…
·         The One Who never lets go…
·         The steadfast, constant in our lives that keeps us from steering off course---
·         That is our Jesus!   

Let the steadfast, indescribable joy of Jesus be your anchor as you boldly stand with Him.

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