Monday 17 June 2024

Reflections at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium 沖縄美ら海水族館

Bright and dull colours,
Big and small,
Flat, puffy, spiny, all sorts,
Every creature created
With amazing potential
To live an abundant life.

Just keep swimming,
Just keep swimming,
Round and round we go,
And again we go
Round and round 
Without an end.

We have food, and water,
And great company too.
Although sometimes we compete -
Who's faster? Prettier?
Or more important?
Who's more valuable?

We love, we die,
What looks like a glorious life.
But in the end nothing's changed,
Nothing's been gained
Except maybe vain glory,
Not worth calling a legacy.

What if we had known
About the vast ocean
And the opportunities out there
For adventure and endless possibilities 
To build a kingdom
Not of glass but of real significance?

"God has called Christians to be fishers of men, not keepers of the aquarium." - Paul Harvey