I am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the encouraging Five Minute Friday Community, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn more about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is “Haven.”
“I’ve anchored my soul in the ‘Haven of Rest’
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep,
In Jesus, I’m safe evermore.”
This Refrain from the hymn, “Haven of Rest,” written by Henry L Gilmour and published in the 1800s, was the first thing that came to mind when I read today’s prompt.
I also thought of another line from the hymn which states, “The ‘Haven of Rest’ is my Lord.” And I am thinking of the definition of anchor – a device attached to a ship or boat by a cable and cast overboard to hold it in a particular place. And of the definition of haven – a place where you are protected from danger, trouble, etc.; a place of safety or refuge.
I know that something that is anchored is not easily moved and that the choice to be anchored in my ‘Haven of Rest,” and remain anchored in Him, is mine and mine alone. He will always be my refuge and place of safety and I desire to remain anchored in Him, come what way.