Even in appearance a ship's anchor remains much the same today as it always has been. Compare Paul's grain ship with the Queen Mary or the Queen Elizabeth; there is hardly anything about one ship that is like the other. The oars are gone, the sails are gone, the masts are mostly gone. The ship of today is completely changed; and yet in one respect, except for size, there is not so much difference: the anchor on Paul's ship and the anchor on the Queen Elizabeth are much the same in form. Human life changes outwardly, but not inwardly. We have automobiles, radios, airships and all the devices of our modern civ ilization; but inwardly life is much the same—the same perils, the same sorrows the same temptations, the same joy anc hope. The soul of man still needs the anchor on its voyage across life's sea.
Paul and his companions who sailed on that ship that was wrecked on th coast of Malta were saved from destruction by the four anchors which they cast out of the stern. On this dangerous voyage of life there are anchors that every man ought to carry on his ship—anchor which will not drag in time of storm.