Oh carp

Oh carp

Recently, we took a little trip as a family to feed the fish. It has been about a decade, but since Alexa is going back to college in a week, we have been reminiscing about good ol’ times, and feeding the fish is one of them.

So, we arrived at Blue Springs Lake with five kids, some stale dog food, and high expectations. We hoped to see carp jumping and rolling out of the water for a shot at a kernel of food.

These fish did not disappoint. Some of them were so excited about this stale dog food they were literally crowd surfing….or shall I say carp surfing 😊 😊.

The fun thing about feeding the fish is that a little bit of food creates a lot of excitement (similar to our household LOL). The difference is, these fish have become accustomed to risking their lives for stale dog food or moldy bread.


It’s all they know.

I hate to say this, but sometimes we as humans are not far from this behavior. We have been known to risk our lives for low-end pleasures. Attempting to satisfy our appetites with temporary solutions. Like the fish, we are lured in by worthless promises and we end up worse than when we started.

This Sunday, I look forward to sharing a sermon from Colossians 2:6-15. The Apostle Paul is writing to the church in Colossae to remind them that Jesus is sufficiently satisfying (say that 5x in a row :)). We don’t need to look for an experience or a friend or anything that promises to fulfill us….anything we could ever need for fulfillment is found in Jesus.

And just like the fish, when we go outside of our God-given environment to feed our appetites we will always be disappointed. There is so much more to share, I hope you can take some time to read through Colossians 2 for yourself and then plan to join us in person at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.