Leap Like a Salmon

BlogSpot by Joel Pridmore

The most Northerly point my children and I reached on our Scottish adventure this summer was a beautiful spot called the ‘Falls of Shin’ where we were able to witness salmon leaping upstream… Motivated by an instinct to return to the place of their birth and a desire to reproduce, these fish swim thousands of ocean miles and finally make their way upstream. Toward the end of this journey, they are faced with this, relatively small but very powerful waterfall.

After an incredibly long hard journey, these amazing creatures have to muster the energy for one last great giant leap to get them closer to home. Some make it, some don’t – but they give it everything, even if they die trying.

I do wonder if the salmon were aware at the beginning of the journey of the challenge they would face at the end! Would they have started the journey if they’d known what they would face later? Maybe it’s the same for us… perhaps it’s  best we don’t see all that is ahead, but give our very best in whatever and wherever we are right now.

I pray you would have strength and determination to face whatever challenges you are facing today.

“The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” (Psalm 28:7)