Fish in a Flood
Where do fish go in a flood?
Are they swept away to sure destruction? If they survive,how do they survive?
One conservation specialist says that many fish go deep intothe river to sit on the bottom where the current is least strong,the muddy, opaque water concealing them. Some simply adjustto go with the flow, enduring the stress but with only short-termstorm effects.
While not everyone experiences a watery flood in his or herlifetime, similar devastation comes into the lives of everyone.A previously healthy, active child is suddenly diagnosed withcancer. A young adult son with a promising future suffers adeadly accident. The well-planned career is snatched awaywithout warning. An executive found helpless against a strokeattack. Divorce unexpectedly shatters a family.
Where does the Christian go in a flood?
Many of us have learned to go “deep into the river to sit on thebottom.” We cannot avoid the swirling tempest, but we get intothe quiet space with God where we can hear His whispers. Lifedemands that in one respect we “go with the flow,” tending to thedemands of everyday responsibilities, but because of that deepplace with God, the storm only alters us, but does not destroy.