Advent 2022 Day 19

An anchor is represented on the ornament for today. Zimmerman uses Romans 8:28, 38-39, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. … For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. “

What this reading brings us in Hope. The anchor symbolizes this hope.

Zimmerman says, “hope is our anchor when we are happy or sad or tossed about.”

I feel like I have been “tossed about” lately. When I talk to others, they are feeling the same way.

I like to picture all of us believers being tossed about, in our own boats, holding on to the sides for dear life. We have forgotten our anchor!

We need to put that thing at the bottom of whatever body of water we are sitting in, and let go of the gunwales. Christ our light is with us!

I can’t say it better than Zimmerman does, “Hope keeps us from sinking. Hope keeps us from floating away from God. Hope is God’s gift until we are with Him in heaven.”

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