Anchor acrostic

The stretch of the Ayrshire Coastal Path between Fairlie and Largs Yacht Haven is notable for its display of anchors from the former NATO base at Fairlie Quay. It is a remarkable collection – I had never imagined there were so many different types of anchor.


This weekend, our church holds it annual Boys’ Brigade service at which we’ll sing their hymn – “Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?” It reminds us that “We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll”.

Surely this is worthy of a new acrostic!

Adrift, aimless, without compass or chart,
No balm for the soul, no hope in the heart.
Christ alone guarantees us safe haven,
His Father, alone, has on his hands graven
Our names – a steadfast, firm, secure,
Redemptive love bringing us safe ashore.

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