Like a Clown

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A few weeks ago, we went to the Underwater World in our country. We had visited the place often with our children when they were young. It brought back happy yet wistful memories, especially for our son who eagerly read every single bit of information as we took many photos of the exhibits. It had a unique 272 feet long travelator that moved visitors along a submerged acrylic-windowed tunnel where we could view the marine animals. It was so packed with grandparents, parents and kids viewing and re-living their memories of this popular attraction during its heyday. By now, it has already been closed down after 25 years.

Life is like that. How often do we not cherish the things or people around us till they are gone? In fact the world is changing too fast and, sometimes, too much for my liking. If it is difficult for me, how much more difficult it must be for our children to live through so much instability and insecurity in this current world.

Clown fishes swim among the poisonous tentacles of the anemone and it is well-known that living and hiding among the anemone is a way for them to survive the many dangers lurking in the waters around them.

It’s time for me to be like the clown fish. Stay close to God and keep swimming in His graces, secure in the knowledge that He is the only constant in this inconstant world.       By R

“Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”  Psalm 54:4 (NIV)

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