Jesus is in control

“…go to the lake and throw out your line.  Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four drachma coin.” Matthew 17.27

This account of Peter following the instructions of Jesus and finding a coin in the mouth of a fish is definitely a strange story!  Could we ask Jesus to pay our bills for us by such strange means?

One way of trying to understand the story is to regard it as an illustration of prayer and the care Jesus has for us.  We all pray about many things, some genuine concerns and others slightly more trivial.  Often we bring them to Jesus because we simply don’t know what else to do about them; if we could sort things out for ourselves we would not need to pray about them.

What is fascinating about this story is that even as Peter and Jesus speak together about their situation, Jesus already knows the answer.  As you bring your requests to Jesus, whether they are large or small, it’s good to know that he is not scratching his head in confusion!  He is Lord over all and even if you do not know what can be done or see a way through – Jesus can!

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