Tuesday, October 29, 2013

day no, 12,790: driftwood floats like boats, but He steers us home‏

Hebrews 2:1
We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.
We are like driftwood that floats along the wide path of destruction without any effort at all. 
Left to our own, we float away with the current so slowly that we barely recognize how far away our beacon of hope is until it’s too late and we’re entirely lost at sea, tossed about by waves, shipwrecked and sinking to our demise into the deepest, blackest waters.
Hebrews 2:10 KJV
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
My friend, Nicole, reads the KJV and pointed out this verse to me the other day as a result of our Bible read through. She rightly concluded, “He steers us home.”
I was struck by the parallel language of 2:1 and 2:9 as it relates to seafaring adventures and shipwrecks.
Jesus is the Captain of our salvation.
He anchors us in assurance and guides us home through wind, waves, storms, etc…
He is a faithful Captain and as a passenger on His ship, we are safe.
Not because circumstances aren’t actually dangerous, but because we’re with Him.
Safety is a Person, not a place.
Home is being under God, not under a roof.

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