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WE HAVE AN ANCHOR

August 8, 2020

I woke up this morning singing the hymn “IN TIMES LIKE THESE” which talks about needing an anchor that holds and grips IN TIMES LIKE THESE. Then I found myself singing another hymn “WE HAVE AN ANCHOR” and just in case you never heard this hymn or if you heard it and forgot the words I am going to include it in this blog. The hymn is written as follows:

WE HAVE AN ANCHOR

1 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?

2 Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear,
when the breakers roar and the reef is near?
While the surges rage, and the wild winds blow,
shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow?

3 Will your anchor hold in the floods of death,
when the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide you can never fail,
while your anchor holds within the veil.

4 Will your eyes behold through the morning light
the city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will you anchor safe by the heavenly shore,
when life’s storms are past for evermore?

chorus:

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 Saviour’s love!

 

This hymn states what the world surely needs and what I pray you have on today.

Presently we are in the midst of Covid-19 and though we would like it to go away, unfortunately, it appears that it will be with us simply because in this country we cannot unite and follow instructions. This week we experienced tropical storm Isaias which left 2.2 million homes and businesses along the East Coast without electricity.

Before the storm in my state, we received the forecast that it would be raining with possible thunderstorms for about eight hours. We also were told that we would be experiencing high winds and possible tornadoes. Well, in my city it only rained several hours but the wind uprooted trees and scattered limbs everywhere.

I was expecting it to flood but that was not the culprit in my area; it was the winds that took down trees that toppled on the electrical wires and poles. Consequently, in some areas, people were told that they would not get their electricity back on for five days.

As you can imagine people were already stressed about their financial status and now, they had to think about the food that they had in their refrigerator spoiling. Praise God, I am happy to report some people were fortunate to get their electricity on sooner and their food was alright.

Also, this week the news reported on well-known persons expressing their anxiety and depression feelings to the media. Plus, reports of suicide are increasing. People are feeling hopeless and don’t know where to turn for answers and relief. It is in times like this we need to be able to declare to our self, “Because of my Savior’s love I have a steadfast anchor that is fastened and grounded to the Rock which cannot move.”

In the fall of this year, along with the flu and hurricane season, we are being told we will probably be experiencing the second wave of the pandemic. Besides these things we have the issues that we are facing such as unemployment, foreclosures on homes, apartment evictions, and unpaid bills. Our world is in turmoil, we are experiencing unprecedented times and if we understand the Word we know things are going to intensify and get worst.

It is important that those of us that know the truth and have the answer begin to speak it loudly and consistently to all those in the hearing of our voice. So, I end this blog saying, “The love of God provides for us the anchor we need during the storms of life and despite all that may happen we will not drift away.”

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