“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19–20
I’m sure you heard about this news story. Two kindergartners were seriously hurt after the “bounce house” they were playing in was sent high into the air by a strong gust of wind Monday in upstate New York. Both children needed to be hospitalized after falling out of the inflatable playhouse. The boys, ages 5 and 6, fell to the street from at least 15 feet in the air, according to Post Star the of South Glens Falls, N.Y., north of Albany. A girl, 10, who also had been in the playhouse, was hurt when she fell out at a lower height.
The inflatable play set had been set up in the yard of an apartment complex but was carried off after a strong wind pulled its stakes out of the ground, the Post-Star reports. As scary as the incident was, it could have been even worse: A photo from the scene captured the shocking sight of the empty bounce house soaring more than 50 feet in the sky after the children had fallen out. It eventually landed at a middle school about three blocks away from the lawn where the kids had been playing. When I read this news story my immediate thought was the anchor that held down this playhouse must not have failed or not been sufficient enough to hold it securely.
What a blessing it is to know that our “anchor”, Jesus Christ, is totally sufficient in every way to hold us securely in our salvation. God gave to those in the Old Testament the security of His Person, His purpose, and His pledge. But to those who have believed in Christ He gives yet another, His Priest. As our High Priest, Jesus serves as the anchor of our souls, the One who will forever keep us from drifting away from God. There is no way that our “anchor” can ever fail.