Churning Waters – June 7, 2019

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I understand this is the wettest Spring we’ve had since records have been kept.  It’s certainly been hard to keep the grass cut and the rivers and streams are all well past “flood stage!  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen some dramatic footage.

I saw one water rescue in Iowa (or maybe Nebraska) caught on a cell phone where passersby were trying to get a family out a car that had started to float away.  The thing that was striking is that they instinctively tied themselves, with whatever they could find, to higher; firmer ground.  As they got the last passenger out, the car swished away, but the passenger was reeled in safely, because the human chain was anchored to an old oak with deep roots.

Chances are I’ll never be floating down a churning river in a car with my family; but my soul encounters churning waters from day to day.  How about yours?  The cool thing is as believers our souls are anchored to roots WAY deeper than an oak’s!

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.  (Hebrews 6:19-20)

The “Presence” behind the veil is YHWH Himself and through His death, Jesus anchored us in Him.  That’s true weather we “feel” it or not.  So next time the waters churn I can act like the baby who doesn’t trust his daddy in the pool and cry and carry on as if He’s going to drop me; or I can relax and rejoice that He’s got this!

Pastor Scott

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