Mark 6:53-56: Anchorage.
“53 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there. 54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognised Jesus. 55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried those who were ill on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he went – into villages, towns or countryside – they placed those who were ill in the market-places. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed. ” NIV UK
Life can get stormy. We all know it. We need an Anchorage. Disciples anchor in the Person of Jesus (54) In ‘recognising’ Him; in coming to know Him,to know Who He is, and in knowing Him as He is, we find our Bedrock.
Disciples anchor in the Work of Jesus (55). He is all-powerful. There is nothing we face He can’t help us with.
An old hymn says: ‘’Within the veil, thy spirit deeply anchored. Thou walkest calm above a world of strife…’’
‘’Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?…We have an Anchor that keeps the soul…’’