Swimming Against the Current

  • May 9, 2015
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When my friend Melanie moved into their new home, she decided to paint each room so it would fit the personality of each child.

Hi I'm Joni Eareckson Tada, and when my friend Melanie moved into their new home, she decided to paint each room so it would fit the personality of each child. The upstairs bathroom would be shared by her little boy and his younger sister. They had moved near the water, so she painted schools of fish all going in the same direction. But Melanie painted a lesson into that bathroom mural. She added one fish, all alone, swimming in the opposite direction. Every morning when the kids brush their teeth, that little fish reminded them --you gotta swim against the crowd. As Melanie would read from the Bible, “Whoever claims to live in Him, must walk as Jesus did.” It wasn’t easy for her children, and it certainly won’t be easy for you. But take it from me: don't go with the flow today; swim against the crowd. 

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