Jesus as the Rock Tag

The Anchor Holds in Spite of the Storm

In order to fully appreciate the power of this word picture of an anchor, we’ve got to get our symbolism straight. Jesus isn’t the anchor. Hope is the anchor. But the anchor is only as effective as the rock it grabs onto. Jesus is the solid rock that the anchor of hope digs into.


On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand

This spiritual building Jesus is constructing isn’t made up of bricks that are all the same size and appearance. It’s more like a stone wall of all different shapes and sizes. God loves variety. If you don’t believe it, just look around. Unless you’re a twin, nobody else looks like you. But like the stones in a wall, we are joined together through the mortar of the Holy Spirit. The stonemason carefully chooses each stone to fit with the others. That’s exactly what God does with us.