I found this bit of wire bent into the shape of a fish a few months back as I was walking in downtown Atlanta. Since the early days of the Christian Church, this shape has been a symbol of those that follow Jesus Christ.
Andrew, one of Jesus’ first disciples said, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” Jesus promptly took that exceedingly small lunch and fed 5,000+ people, a real miracle where many would have seen an impossibility.
Andrew was looking on the negative, the unreasonable, the ridiculous impossibility as I so often have done. “Yea, we have some fish, but really I should not even mention that because they would be gone before all 5,000 people could even take a whiff of them.”
The glass in my life has more often been half-empty than half-full. I willingly say, “It might rain,” instead of, “today will be mostly sunny.” But God is changing my heart, albeit slowly because of my inertia. Old habits take a long time to completely die off, but the miracle of a vision reversal is happening in my life. I am expecting the impossible to happen!
(Canon 5D2, 90mm TS, 1/50 sec, f16, ISO 400)
©Copyright Gary S. Chapman 2009