I have been a keeper of fish for more than 30 years. Currently there is 55 gallons of water in my office housing a few swimming friends. At home are three more. One is
I have learned this over the years. That fish outside there natural habitat require significant, maintenance, supervision and care. Some of the required items include:
- Water constantly filtered
- Water oxygenated via an air pump
- Water warmed to a proper temperature by means of an electric heater
- Lighted by a florescent light fixture
- water maintained a proper PH by chemicals
- Water chemically declorinated
A few years ago in
Christians are also not in their native environment. Spiritually we are citizens of heaven (Phil. 3:20). Positionally we are in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6). Practically we are camped out on planet earth. It takes a great deal of care on God’s part to keep us healthy and flourishing in this non-natural world. He must limit the amount of temptation we receive (1 Cor. 10:13 ). He must provide us with proper nutrition (1 Pet. 2:2 ). And He must constantly monitor our condition (Matt. 28:20).
As God pears into my little cross-section of a world I hope he finds a grateful, growing part of His creation.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20)