Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Down, Down, Down..

Last year when my husband and I flew back to England to visit our families, we went to see Lord Horatio Nelson's flagship- the HMS Victory. Now lying in a dry dock, the Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and fought in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. One of the Victory's most impressive features was an enormous anchor, weighing an incredible 2 tons! I stood on deck and imagined that huge anchor plummeting down, down, down, to the murky depths of the ocean below in order to hold that ship safely in place. And it made me think of Jesus.
Weighing probably less than 10 pounds, that tiny baby came... down, down, down, to the murky depths of humanity below in order to hold us close to Him. Friends... you and I are anchored in heaven by Jesus Christ. Storms may blow and seas may rage around us, but He is holding us safely to Him- a firm anchor that will never let us go. What an incredible message to teach our children this Christmas!
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19


  1. What a great connection! I never would have compared the two. I'd love to share this story with my one year old when he get's a little older!



  2. Thanks so much Shar! How wonderful that you are already planning to share stories like this with him as he grows...he's a blessed little boy to have you as his mum, for sure :)

  3. Hey Glenys,
    Love the analogy, what a lovely ship that was, but what a greater love God has for us! David

  4. What an inspiring story to share! Like some of your other readers, I would never have made the connection between Jesus and that anchor, but now that you point it out, it makes perfect sense to me. I'm going to share this blog post with my fellow children's ministers—I think they'll enjoy sharing it with their students.

  5. Thanks so much Margo! That's wonderful that you are gong to share it with your leaders....Blessings to you & your ministry!

  6. Very good story. I love it when i'm out observing the world around me and i see a connection to our Lord. Well done! :)