Will your anchor hold in the storm?
This is the eighth post in a weekly series of mini-devotionals on HOPE, which is the theme of the 2016 June 2 Worldwide Prodigal Prayer Day. This letter goes to the members of the Prayer for Prodigals community, but it is true for all of us
Dear Lover of Prodigals,
My son Josh and his wife, Lesley, love to fish. Before they moved to their little farm, they owned a small boat and spent many hours in the ocean off Cocoa Beach, and in the shipping channel running by a substantial rock jetty. The fish were usually biting by the jetty.
So they would pick a spot near the jetty, on the edge of the channel, and drop anchor—and fish for hours. Unless, of course, the anchor didn’t hold. Which happened occasionally because of the rocky bottom by the jetty.
Josh describes what they had to do: “I had to drop my pole (hopefully in the boat), run up to the front of the boat and start pulling the anchor in. Lesley would quickly start the engine and turn us away from the jetty—or we could have a big hole in the hull.”
His anchor didn’t hold, which could have been disastrous.Continue Reading