Oceans For Emotions: When your soul grows cold, reach deeper in God
"Jesus said unto Simon, "Launch out unto the deep and let down your nets for draught."
- Luke 5:4
I forgot what it was like when it gets cold at the coast. I don't know why that always shocks me, but it does.
Now, every longtime fisherman knows where to fish on the first blast of cold at the coast. The fish know where to go, and to catch any, you have to follow the fish. When it gets cold, the fish go to deeper water.
My choice is to try to figure out where the fish want to go. I would ask, "Would this be a real good deep place to fish off the back of Powderhorn Lake, Daddy Red?" Then, I would inquire, "Would Coloma Creek be the one you would choose, Mr. Trout?"
Because it gets really deep where that orange clay bank takes that sharp turn toward the bay at Sleigh Box Creek, I wonder if this is where the trout and drum would gather to have all-you-can-eat buffet.
All of these creeks run deep right before they meet the bays. I choose one and then always wonder if it is the right choice.
Dear Lord, I know you are the right God for us because you never let us down. When we feel cold inside, let us always turn to You.