We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, Hebrews 6:19
It was an extremely dark night. They were in a tent for three. Dad woke to a noise outside. They were high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains miles from any civilization. He rummaged around in the dark interior of the tent for his flashlight. His three boys woke up. They got up onto their knees inside of their sleeping bags. They all knew there were bears up here. They had watched their dad hang his backpack that had the food from a branch a short distance from where they made the campfire. The fire had died down by now so they could only hear the big animal sniffing around only a couple of yards away. Suddenly the walls of the tent seemed dangerously thin. But the boys were comforted to be cuddled inside near their father´s side. Where do we hope to be when we realize the dangers where we are found?
The world we live in today is full of dark and dangerous threats. Any number of forces would love to harm us or tear us away from our chances of having a pleasant time with our Father. But God is near. He is here with us if we but choose to cuddle in close to Him. He will protect us! Our hope in Him will sustain us through even the darkest of nights. It matters little what ferocious or menacing threat would be lurking there unseen. We have our Lord. We can count on Him. Who would like to edge in close to our Savior now and enter the inner sanctuary where we can be safe in the presence of God? Shall we now?
As our fear mount and the dangers too, let us huddle close to You where we are safe in the hope we have in You, we pray!