Some scientists, according to a story by Harold Bredesen, decided to develop a fish that could live outside of water.  So, selecting some healthy red herring, they bred and crossbred, hormoned and chromosomed until they produced a fish that could exist out of water.  

  But the project director wasn't satisfied.  He suspected that though the fish had learned to live on dry land, it still had a secret desire for water.  

  "Re-educate it", he said.  "Change its very desires."  

  So again they went to work, this time retraining even the strongest reflexes.  The result?  A fish that would rather die than get wet.  Even humidity filled this new fish with dread.  

  The director, proud of his triumph, took the fish on tour.  Well, quite accidentally, according to official reports, it happened--the fish fell into a lake.  It sank to the bottom, eyes and gills clamped shut, afraid to move, lest it become wetter.  And of course it dared not breathe; every instinct said no.  Yet breathe it must.  

  So the fish drew a tentative gill-full.  Its eyes bulged.  It breathed again and flicked a fin.  It breathed a third time and wriggled with delight.  Then it darted away.  The fish had discovered water.  

  And with that same wonder, men and women conditioned by a world that rejects God, discover Him.  "For in Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28  NIV).


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