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  • Jamie Gilbert

Where are we moored?

Updated: Oct 7, 2019

Do you ever wonder about the phrase “without mooring”? Often our society is said to be “without mooring”, but what does that mean? Out of curiosity, I looked up the Webster’s definition of “moor” and it said, “to make fast (a boat) by attaching it by rope or cable to a shore or an anchor.” So a boat without mooring is adrift, just floating on the currents that pass by and is basically at the mercy of the waves of the sea. However, a boat that is moored is held fast and while it may bounce around on the waves, is not going to move away from safe harbor. The Lord in His wisdom has given us many word pictures in the Bible. One of my favorites is in Hebrews and the analogy of the anchor. Hebrews 6:19-20 says, ”We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” What is that anchor? It is the word of God and His oath that He has given us an unshakable hope because it is anchored in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This is the immovable rock that holds us even when the storms of life toss our little boat around so fiercely that we feel like we are going to blow away. Being moored doesn’t mean that storms don’t come but rather that they won’t sweep us away. So where are we moored? Are we moored to the Word of God? Is Christ our sure and steady anchor? No matter what comes, we can rest assured that He will hold us fast.

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