Where do you have your eternal soul anchored? Have you considered where you will go when you die?
We are in this world as a ship at sea, liable to be tossed up and down, and in danger of being a castaway. And, our souls are the vessels!
The comforts, expectations, graces and joy of our souls are the precious cargo with which these vessels are loaded. Heaven is the harbor to which believers in Christ Jesus are sailing.
Temptations, persecutions and the afflictions that we encounter are the strong winds, the severe tempests and the wild waves that threaten our shipwreck. We all have need of an anchor that will keep us sure and steady or we will stay in continuous unending danger.
You can be assured of eternal life through Christ Jesus, if and when you anchor your life in Him. And, you can have the blessed hope as a ballast for your life when those unexpected, strong gales, those violent storms come into your life as a rushing wind.
There is an absolute assurance and steadfast anchor for our souls when we give our hearts to Jesus. This hope comes because Jesus gave his very life to cleanse us from our sins, however, it didn't end at the grave, our Lord arose giving us the faith and expectation of eternal life with Him!
I would urge you to grasp these promises with both hands and never let them go, just as those of us who have already run to Him with our very lives at stake! As believers in Christ Jesus, we have a strong and indestructible spiritual lifeline that reaches past all appearances and takes us into the presence of God, through Christ Jesus.
Today I woke up singing the old hymn, "The Haven of Rest"! It was written by Henry Lake Gilmour. Born in Ireland, Henry went to sea at the age of 16 to learn navigation. When the ship landed in Philadelphia, he decided to seek his fortune in America.
In 1869 he organized a church meeting in his home. The church grew and he served as a Sunday School superintendent and choir director. Gilmour wrote many gospel songs, the most familiar song of Henry Gilmour's today is "The Haven of Rest", where he pictures the sinner seeking a safe harbour, and he presents the Lord Jesus Himself as that harbour!
If you are unsure of the eternal safety of your own soul, listen to the simple gospel appeal of an Irish pastor, based on Henry Gilmour's song, "The Haven of Rest".