The writer of this letter invites his readers to “seize the hope” set before them. This hope - “a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul” - is rooted in Jesus. The writer uses the image of Jesus who leads his followers “behind the curtain” into the presence of God. This is the only hope that can survive history, and culture and religious expression.
As you approach Sunday – give thanks to the God of Abraham for the gift of life. Then hold to the ways of Jesus as the anchor for the future.
Ordinary 17 / Pentecost +1039 God, Our Source of Hope
The Scripture passage for the day is drawn from Reuben Job and Norman Shawchuck, A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and other Servants, (Nashville, The Upper Room 1983), 243.
This reflection is from my own devotional exercises for the day.