From Hebrews 6 – “We who are refugees from this dying world might have a source of strength, and might grasp the hope that he holds out to us. This hope we hold as the utterly reliable anchor for our souls, fixed in the very certainty of God himself in Heaven, where Jesus has already entered on our behalf…”
Such picturesque and, really, usable imagery! When a boat drops anchor, the rope pays out as the weight of the anchor descends, descends, descends to the bottom of the seafloor. When it lands, it drags along until the flukes at the ends of the anchor's arms catch ahold of something solid and immoveable. Now the boat, regardless of waves and tides and winds, is itself nearly immoveable; the sailors may rest upon the sturdiness of the anchor.
Our Anchor is our hope and it rests in the Throneroom. It is snagged on the permanence of our Savior and His position at the right hand of the Father. Nothing need move us. Our hope is steadfast. And if I may carry on the image a little further, I believe the "rope" between us and Heaven is the Holy Spirit who lives in us. He is our vital connection; He is both places at once; it is in Him that the strength and solidity of the Savior is communicated.
Let us never forget the place and the power of our Anchor!