When Power Lines Are Down
“We have this confidence as a sure and strong anchor for our lives.”
(Hebrews 6:19a) God’s Word Translation
Recent weather patterns brought storms with high velocity winds, heavy rain, and hail. They pummeled everything in its path. Utility workers understand it. They deal with the broken trees, blown power fuses and transformers, knocked over telephone poles and thousands of calls for assistance to re-establish critical communication.
One such call involved a downed telephone line. One end hung attached to the pole in proper order. The other ripped from the eve of the house when the limb fell on it. This unusual damage required immediate repair. The occupant of the house struggled with a medical condition monitored through the telephone lines. The responding utility person noted where the cable separated from the home at the point where the anchor clamp tied into the eve. He strung a new cable, attached a new anchor clamp and secured the communication wire. The repair ensured long service even with a forecast of more severe weather.
God established His communication line the day you and I were saved. The line went up and that which was dead came to life. The Holy Spirit sprang into action. The problem? The storms of our lives knock down that cable. They rip the link right out of us. We forget about listening for God, because our sins disrupt our very souls.
God also knows of these ills in man and sent His Son, Jesus, to be our anchor. Jesus responded to the call. He went to the cross to be nailed in place to forever remind us that our link is anchored by His very being. He spread His arms wide, and nails held them there so we would always have the means to communicate with God, sure and steadfast, no matter our trials.
Remember His act the next time you drive toward your house. See the telephone cable held up to the eves. You can talk to God. He’s on the other end, waiting.