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 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, Hebrews 6:19

As we enter a New Year our hope can be fixed on the drugs being rolled out to stop this pandemic. As good as that hope is there is a verse in the Bible which suggests where to pin hopes for this year. 

Priscilla Owens (1829–1907) was a Sunday school teacher at the Union Square Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She wrote a number of hymns and songs for her pupils; but perhaps the best known today is a song called we have an anchor. 

Read these words carefully.

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,

When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?

When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,

Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?


We have an anchor that keeps the soul

Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,

Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,

Grounded firm and deep in the Saviours love.

The Bible is pointing to a person. The reason is this person has suffered and gone through all life’s trials and as they say come out of the other end by His resurrection.

Not only that His death put right what we had lost in our relationship with the divine creator of this planet and every other planet that exists including you and me. He knows how we are made because He made us. That for me is a reason to put my hope in Him this year. If He created He knows how to fix it.

Whatever you go through God knows, understands and loves you and most of all wants you to pin your hope in Him this year. I can recommend you do so.

I leave you with a version of this song by Robin Mark. Take time out to listen to it and I hope it brings you encouragement.

Stay safe and Blessed.

Author Edward Lawrence

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