Root Rest

Suddenly as I was relating an incident to my beloved this morning, a message came that I am eager to write.  I want to see how it develops.


Snow is our beta. If in keeping with our previous betas that would be S.T.  🙂  Each of them have been similar and yet different. I think Snow is the laziest one. And perhaps that is because we provided him with something that we did not provide the others.

A peace lily growing in his water.

I dropped food pellets in his water vase this morning and he barely noticed. Took one bite and went back to his root rest. You see the peace lily (plant) is such that he can swim into a space within the roots just beneath the water and just rest and sleep; when he needs a fresh whiff of air he can just lift his ‘head’ gulp and then lower again to continue his resting. And were it not for this morning’s happening I could think oh the poor thing he is old and infirmed.

Not so.

Not sure what possessed me but this morning, I lifted the peace lily from the water leaving Snow with no place to rest and he began to devour the food pellets. I’ve never seen him each so much! Two pinches of pellets!!

So I replaced the peace lily and he returned to his root rest.

What’s the lesson?

Truthfully, I am not so worried about Snow’s resting. He’s a fish!  It’s not like he can raise a family, build a city, and preach the gospel in his vase world.      Or can he?? 🙂

But people? Excluding real infirmities, of course, are not people prone to laziness as is Snow?

If the ‘root rests’ were pulled out from under them perhaps they would work. You think?

Multiple scenarios are coming to mind – adults and children alike.

2 Thessalonians 3:The Message (MSG)
6-8 Our orders—backed up by the Master, Jesus—are to refuse to have anything to do with those among you who are lazy and refuse to work the way we taught you. Don’t permit them to freeload on the rest. We showed you how to pull your weight when we were with you, so get on with it. We didn’t sit around on our hands expecting others to take care of us
via 2 Thessalonians 3:9-11 MSG – Our orders—backed up by the Master, – Bible Gateway.

I think from time to time for Snow’s own good I pull his root rest and force him to swim before he eats.

Thoughts? Comments? Actions, anyone?

Praying (PFT)!

We have the Right to do right in this wrong World,
Snow waiting for the water treatment to work so he can get back to root resting.




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2 thoughts on “Root Rest

  1. Excellent analogy my friend. If we are provided with everything we need, we have no desire to change. It is only when we have our comfort zone removed that we make the move. Perhaps we need our comfort zone removed more often. Do you think that this might be what God is doing to us with the changes in our country? Removing our comfort zone, in order that we might be forced to change?


    1. Thank you, my friend. I very much think He is so gracious to allow our laziness to catch up with us – comfort zones cannot last; they wear out, people want more and more comfort until those supplying the comfort are bankrupt. So may it be that He grants us repentance in our bankrupt conditions. What troubles me is folks being bankrupt and failing to admit it — proclaiming themselves to be rich when they are

      Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: via – Keyword Search: poor blind naked.

      Blessings to you!


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