THE ANCHOR HOLDS
The Anchor Holds is a devotional prepared by Jack Witte,
a long-time member of Grace Church.
(This devotional's title is inspired by the song
"The Anchor Holds" written and performed by Donnie Sumner.)
April 10, 2023
Look for the fingerprints of God
They are everywhere! As I look over the landscape of my life, I can’t but help to recognize God’s fingerprints over every part of it. The Bible tells us … ”O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay and You are the potter … all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
God lovingly and carefully designed each of us to be exactly as we are. We are perfect in His eyes. I see God’s fingerprints over my entire life, even in my early years when I didn’t know Him … and gave little thought about Him.
I see His fingerprints on that sunny Sunday morning in September, 1976, when for the first time I began to recognize Him and realize that I was a creation of His hand. I see His fingerprints in those difficult times of my life, when I needed His touch to keep me going. Those times of financial difficulty, those times of illness, those times of loneliness when we lost the ones we loved, God’s fingerprints were there.
If you will look closely you will find that God’s fingerprints are covering your entire life too. Even if you don’t know Him, his touch has been on your life. Listen carefully to these words from the Book of Job … “Ask the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you … and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In His hand is the life of everything and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:8-10
Let me finish with these words from a very wise man, namely Albert Einstein … “You can live as if nothing is a miracle … or you can live as if everything is a miracle."
You my friend are a miracle, and I pray today you will come to know the God who created you, for you are a work of His hand.
Your Anchor will hold … in spite of your storms!
(Please enjoy this music video, "Jesus Paid It All" by Celtic Worship ft. Steph Macleod)