Monday, January 28, 2013

The Missing Fish

My son has a fish tank in his room with two fish, well, he did have two fish. Now, he has one. Last night he was looking for fish number two and couldn't find him anywhere in the tank. My husband began to investigate the tank as well, and sure enough fish number two has gone missing. My husband began to take apart the innards of the tank, he thought that maybe fish number two was playing hide and seek with him, but, still there was no fish to be found. He then began to look outside the tank, but still, there was not a sign of fish number two anywhere. We don't know where he has gone. I suppose we could put up posters, but in the fish world, I have my doubts it would do a lot of good.
Fish number two has simply disappeared, and at this point it seems rather hopeless for finding him. Of course, if we ever do find him; it's still rather hopeless, because fish can't live without water, and fish number two is not in his tank.
My son has not had good luck with his fish. He started with two, and one died right away. Lucky for my son, the fish had a warranty, and he got a new one!  Now, the new one, fish number two, has gone missing. As I'm thinking about this it reminds me of the verse in 1 Peter 1:1,2 , starting at the end of verse 1:
"...Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has His eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice  of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!"
This is reassuring to me. I will never be missing or forgotten! Unlike fish number two, who will probably never be found by any of us, and will go down in family history as the missing fish. God knows! And, on the days that I feel like the missing fish, I can remember His promise that no one is missing or forgotten.
Say That Again, Father God, You do not forget Your children or allow them to be missing children.

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