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Salmon Fishing - by Patrick Graham  9/26/2016

I love to fish, typically for bass in a nice quite lake with my rowboat. There have been a few occasions that I was asked to go salmon fishing, twice in Lake Michigan, and twice in rivers in Michigan.  The one river I went to had a strong current.  In order to walk across the river (only thigh deep) you had to be careful that the current didn't move your legs in front of each other and you would trip and get seriously wet.  In order to stand, you also had to brace yourself by having one foot upstream, and another downstream while you were fishing.  Life can be this way sometimes, you need to really brace yourself so that you are not tripped up and washed down.  The world is moving quite fast, and  although we must live in the world, we need to be careful that we don't get swept up by it.  Galatians 5:1 says; "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."  So although we are in the world and God says that we are free, we must be careful that the freedom we're exercising doesn't trip us up, and make us a slave to our freedoms that we have and bring us down and swept up.  And by the way, I never caught any of those fish in the river,  but was fun to watch those who did.