Today, Tomorrow, and Always
I have had a friend who for many years has so touched my life by her caring hands. When I came to visit I felt like a queen. Towels and soaps neatly folded. Music at my fingertips. Beauty everywhere with books of interest to me and scattered dolls and stuffed animals with tole painting here and there. I was like a small child with delights all about. It seemed like each article was placed just for me. Breakfast was always made and served on a tray. No matter what I was going through – death of parents – problems with health – problems on the home front – all where washed away with the visit. Yes – healing in the hand of the person who ministered to me – healing for my whole being.

This week, I thought of all the many things that person had done and how I had even been able to breath in the aromas of her house long after I had left and returned home. Somehow those visits sustained me. The life giving words spoken of Jesus’ way strengthened me year in and year out.


This morning as I was studying I thought this was the love of Jesus and we can not ever give up doing these deeds. Healing in the hands. I’m so glad to have been in the hands of one so anchored in Jesus.

I study I thought of the many people who are filled with trials, temptations, and hurts this day. Yes, hopes and dreams too. How are we to help those people? As Sara said to me, “Do you know what hurts a person? If not, you do not have love. How many people hurts do we truly know? Oh my? Is our problem of one hiding behind self glasses. What are some self glasses? Popularity to gain acceptance with no authentic self in view. Power to prey on people taking on animal instincts. Thrill seeker with insatiable appetite for yet another thrill. Cast away self glasses which do not fulfill, but blind the wearer and seek the Master Jesus. Anchor yourself with the character of Jesus and be fulfilled. Yes put on Jesus glasses that reach out in love to people. In doing this, we will see that age after age that our Anchor Jesus holds. He will never let us down. He has good things for us to do and say day after day and year after year. Our job for Jesus in the doing the work of Jesus brings fulfillment. Love abounds for those that receive and for those that do. How many times have you seen this in your lives? I certainly have experience Jesus’ love that inspired my clinging and dependence upon the Anchor – Jesus. The below song tells it all.

The Anchor Still Holds
By Ray Boltz
I’ve had visions
I’ve had dreams
I’ve even held them in my hand
But I never knew
They would slip right through
Like they were only grains of sand

The anchor holds
Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm
I have journeyed

Through the long, dark night
Out on the open sea
By faith alone
Sight unknown
And yet His eyes
were watching me

The anchor holds
Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas

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