BIG FISH, small fish

During a bicycle ride to a reservoir some weeks ago, we saw this boy with his little bamboo stick. On a closer look, we found that he had a line with a hook and some pieces of bread as bait. He happily told us that he had already caught many small baby fishes hiding among the rocks. Some distance away stood his father, with a professional fishing rod trying to reel in the big ones, but without any luck whatsoever.

There were other ‘fishermen’ in the area too, some getting exasperated as they tried changing locations but to no avail. A few others came along and, within half an hour, landed themselves with a good catch. They were secretly using forbidden live baits!

When we were younger, simple little things can make us so happy and contented. As we become adults, we lose the simple joys and thrills we used to have, and crave for much much more. What is worse is when we lose our focus and fall into sin through our relentless pursuit for greed, in all forms.

Beyond the boy and the fishermen was the glorious splendour of the sunset, a strong reminder of Who and What should be most important in our lives.

We are definitely planning to visit the place again.       By R

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.   1 Tim 6:6-9  (NIV)


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