Most hotels give their guests the basics… hair dryers, extra pillows, etc. But there’s a hotel in Belgium that does things a little differently. They provide something that has become quite popular: goldfish. Guests can request a goldfish and bowl be sent to their room for a small fee. The reason? Companionship. Hotel management has discovered that people get lonely… and the mere presence of a small fish makes them feel less so.
Have you ever felt lonely? Ever felt isolated from the world even when you’re in a crowd of people? I have good news for you. There isn’t one moment of any day where you are ever completely by yourself. God tells us in His word that He is always with us. Hebrews 13:5 says, “For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’”.
Isn’t that comforting?
Will you always feel Him around you? Maybe not. Does it mean that bad things won’t happen to you? Nope. However, just knowing that the King of Kings intentionally chooses to stay by your side regardless of your circumstances, income, or mood should bring you great comfort and peace. Renting a fish may make you temporarily smile… but you’ve got to give it back.
God’s passion for you… His purpose for you… and His presence WITH you is forever.