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Why a Fish Out Of Water?

Only dead fish

'Only dead fish go with the flow'

As the water flows around me, I know it is so
and I get ready to test my flanks against the current.
I feel the oxygenated water rushing through my gills
as I negotiate the rocks and rapids.
I launch myself to avoid the swiping bear's paws
as I leap up to the source of the river.

God of every element,
as you welcome me to this new life in Christ,
I am thankful for the river,
the current and the source,
and I recommit myself
to share this abundant life
by your grace and through
the power and vulnerability of the Holy Spirit.