You are not a salmon

salmonThe salmon spends its life relentlessly trying to get upstream,

with ceaseless endeavour it fights the currents of massive rivers,

drags itself over rocks and shallow water,

forces its way up huge waterfalls.

never stops, never rests

just battles and battles its way upstream

finally

heroically

it reaches its goal

and it’s absolutely knackered

and it dies

remember, you are not a salmon

This is the wording from a kitkat ad with Jason Statham form several years ago. You can watch it in the youtube clip below.

I think the ad is brilliant because of it’s message, not what it is advertising (sorry kitkat). Too many of us rush around and are really busy and this is even true of Christians which is strange because the Bible teaches us to rest. We are to have a Sabbath (day of rest) and David writes that his soul finds rest in God (Psalm 62.5). When we wear ourselves out, it is not what God wants, we can only work effectively and well by working from a place of rest.

So remember today that you are not a salmon and that it is necessary to rest sometimes.

So have a break, have … Just have a break! While you are having a rest, why not talk with God?

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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