I love seafood, and I especially love salmon. Out of curiosity, I decided to read up on salmon and maybe find out just why it tastes so good. In reading, I learned just how determined salmon is to reach its destination swimming in opposition against an obvious swirling heading upstream. There is a wealth of information about salmon. I felt compelled to share from
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia.
“The term “salmon” comes from the Latin salmo, which in turn might have originated from salire, meaning “to leap”. Natives often used the entire fish and left no waste by creating items such as turning the bladder into glue, bones for toys, and skin for clothing and shoes. The first salmon ceremony was introduced by indigenous tribes on the pacific coast, consisting of three major parts. First is the welcoming of the first catch, then comes the cooking, and lastly, the return of the bones to the Sea to induce hospitality so that other salmon would give their lives to the people of that village. Many tribes such as the Yurok had a taboo against harvesting the first fish that swam upriver in summer, but once they confirmed that the salmon had returned in abundance, they would begin to catch them in plentiful.”
God wants to welcome us into His Kingdom and once having received Him go and welcome others into His kingdom of believers. And just as the Yurok tribe, we too must have respect and compassion when we share the Good News of Jesus Christ and pray for a plentiful harvest. As believers, we have been given a commission from God:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19.
Are you fulfilling the command God gave you to be a fisherman for people?
Remember, you, as a believer is under contract. If you have not started your assignment from God, will you begin today? He will be with you as He promised “never to leave or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
~A Devotional by Diana L.W.Coleman
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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