Yesterday’s Cyclone and YOUR Anchor..!

There was more fear yesterday over the imminent cyclone lashing Mumbai, than the coronavirus! Locals, spent all their time, finding out how close the cyclone was while barricading their windows, charging their phones and white faced phoning those who lived outside the city, telling them how afraid they were!
A couple of years ago after another such storm, while driving down a coastal road, my wife and I saw the strangest of sights; just a couple of hundred feet away from us, loomed a ship, huge and gigantic. Yet powerless on rocks it had drifted onto. I asked around and was told the ship had lost its anchor, and so had been tossed about by the rough, tumultuous waves and cruel wind and finally cast ashore.
All because of an anchor!
Once I’d sat on the banks of the mighty Niagara Falls. The Niagara River, I was told has a couple of interesting signs upstream of the falls. There is one by the side of the river visible to daredevil boaters that reads: “Do you have an anchor?”
If you don’t have one don’t venture into the waters!
I have found that a solid anchor is indispensable to one who intends to live life fully. To have an anchor is to be well centered and well grounded. It is to have a vital spiritual base. Is this true of us? We drift from one spiritual leader to another, seeking blessing and guidance and find we are still adrift. The godman whom we follow has his weaknesses, the religion we move into doesn’t satisfy, and we drift to the next pilgrimage centre and new devotional experience.
The next sign that the boatman sees on the Niagara is: “Do you know how to use an anchor?” There’s no point having faith or a so called belief in the Almighty if you don’t know how to use it or approach Him!
We all come to that stage in our lives when we find ourselves up against a critical loss, an irreversible set back or a course of action that cannot be changed. There is no way back and no way around. We have to go through. Have you ever been through the feeling you are not in control? Did you go through that yesterday with the cyclone, are you going through that with the Covid-19 fear? That circumstances beyond you are taking over your life? Well this is the time to use your anchor. To get your faith working and see yourself in charge once again!
Even a small ship can venture into deep waters and weather major storms if it has an anchor. Of course it will be tossed about a bit but will not capsize or run aground, will not wreck or overturn if you, the sailor aboard, know how to weigh anchor.
Get an Anchor, learn how to use Him and get anchored. After that you will be like one of those who looked out of their Mumbai windows yesterday, a little afraid, but knowing they had an Anchor for all the storms of life..!


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12 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Cyclone and YOUR Anchor..!”

    1. With the huge problem of a wandering mind n emotional hijacking we definitely need an anchor. We need to be fixed and put God n spirituality at the centre of our existence or we shall forever be tossed around here and there.
      We must stop this useless senseless chatter in the mind n fill our consciousness with prayers n noble thoughts we learn from the Holy Book. We must exist in a state of meditation rather than drifting here and there because of desires.

  1. We have an anchor that keeps the soul
    Stedfast and sure while the billows roll
    Fastened to the Rock which cannot move
    Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love…Song by Robin Mark. Jesus is our anchor and we have nothing to fear

  2. The chain per se can’t resist unless connected to the anchor. Ultimately it is the anchor that takes the load.

  3. Franklin Roosevelt said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself”. It has the power to create the things we fear, just as faith the power to create the things we believe. That is why Job said, “The thing I feared has come upon me”.

  4. Prayers and faith in God above the master of the earth..sea and sky..cyclone Nisarga decided to do social distancing!

  5. Prayers and faith in God above..the master of earth..sea and sky..cyclone Nisarga decided to do social distancing!

  6. Jesus is always there for us if we know and love the disciples He will take us deeper..till we have a relationship with Him..we have to take the knocks and hammering on the rocks..but He will take us safely through!

  7. Just leave all your worries & tensions, to the anchor who is taking care of you.
    You will find yourself relaxed, but faith plays an important role in this factor.
    Do believe in him that he is always there to help us…Our Saviour…

  8. Our Anchor, Jesus, holds our future, our present and piloted us thus far. It’s better to be with Him even in the eye of the storm than without Him on the shore. My mum had taught us the chorus as children, with Christ in my vessel,I can smile at the storm.

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