This is the printers mark of Thomas Vautrollier, a Huguenot refugee to England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The Latin phrase anchora spei means anchor of hope. Reaching down from heaven is a hand firmly gripping the anchor.
I write to do the work of a ‘remembrancer’ because in the storms of our lives when our ship is swamped, with masts broken and sails torn, you and I both need to know how strong God’s grip is on us.
Hold fast to our hope, the anchor of our soul.