Saturday, November 10, 2007

What are you holding on to?

Several years before the cross became a popular Christian symbol, it was the sign of the anchor that the first century Christians scratched on the walls of the catacombs. From antiquity, it had come to be regarded almost universally as a sign of hope; that somewhere there was something that could be trusted in the middle of the storms that characterized their lives then and ours today.

We forget in America that more Christians are dying for their faith in the world today than at any time in the history of the Church. Martyrdom is still a reality. The writer of Hebrews would have us stand with those brothers and sisters, pray for them, weep their tears. Those nameless believers two centuries ago who huddled amidst the corpses in the catacombs, who carved the sign of the anchor into the soft stone walls by the flickering light of candles seemed to know what we must remember, there is only one anchor for our souls; our hope in Christ Jesus.
By Micheal Card


Mimi said...

yes we have an anchor in Christ and as long as we hold onto Him we will be held safe and secure in Him.. thanks for the words of encouragement...
have a blessed day tomorrow

Faith said...

Wonderful words of encouragement, Susan. I so much love the book of Hebrews!