Anchored and secured
Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:18b-20 NLT
The strength of God’s promise provides us a refuge for God’s word is trustworthy. This is why the writer of the book of Hebrews is challenging Christians not to waver in their faith but “have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.” Retaining this hope demands a strong action. We cannot drift away aimlessly from the life that God has provided for us. He wants us to be focused on His promises by holding on to them as we follow and serve Him. This is what we need especially now in the midst of the uncertainties in this world. For we are secured and protected in the hands of our Great eternal High Priest. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me” (John 10:27-28). Our hope is anchored and secured because our Lord Jesus Christ came to provide for us the salvation we need and He continues to work as our High Priest. By His death on the cross, we were given the access to enter “through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” What Christ achieved for us provides us eternal confidence for Jesus is our Great High Priest forever. This position of Christ has been prophesied and was fulfilled. “The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow: ‘You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek’” (Psalm 110:4). The Lord Jesus Christ went before us preparing the place that will become our permanent home. “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am” (John 14:1-3). The fact that one day we will be in His presence should give us assurance that no matter how difficult life will be on this earth, we need not lose heart for God has prepared a great future for us. Let’s take advantage of the access He offers to us so that there will be no shortage of God’s divine power flowing through us. With the strength that comes from God, we have the staying power that will help us endure and overcome.