Soul Anchor

On the drive into work yesterday morning, I was thinking more about redemption. It’s one of those topics that, the more I ponder, the more I marvel and stand in awe over the layers and layers of beauty.

If we take the “Savior” out of Jesus, if we take away His recycling and rescuing nature, then we take away the Hope.

If we fail to trust in His ability to make ALL things new, then we take away the Hope.

If we doubt that He is good and loving or fail to believe that His whole mission WAS and IS to right the wrongs, then we take away the Hope.

If we fail to place our faith in this power, this power that death “could not hold”, then we take away the Hope. (Acts 2:24)

THEN as I was thinking about all of this a song I had never heard before came on the radio. It was like a hug from My Redeemer, from the Hope of the World Himself. (Matthew 12:21)

“As I walk this great unknown
Questions come and questions go
Was there purpose for the pain?
Did I cry these tears in vain?

I don’t want to live in fear
I want to trust that You are near
Trust Your grace can be seen
In both triumph and tragedy

I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go”

Trust Your grace can be seen
In both triumph and tragedy

As I look in the rearview mirror, there are breadcrumbs of grace scattered along the path, on both the trails filled tragedy and the trails filled with triumph. I look at this evidence and there is no doubt in my soul that, Jesus, the Bread of Life, is the giver, the sustainer, the nourisher, and the Savior of my life.

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  Hebrews 6:19

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