“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 17:27

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said to Peter,

“…go to the lake and cast a hook;

take the first fish that bites,

open its mouth

and there you will find a shekel…”

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– Matthew 17:27 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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This is such a lovely little episode

in which Jesus performs a rather quaint little miracle – a conjuror’s trick almost!

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The apostles must pay what is their annual contribution for the upkeep of the temple,

but they don’t have the money – a shekel, which was equivalent to a day’s wage at the time.

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And so, Peter has a problem

and what does he do?

He goes to Jesus

who, instead of perhaps simply producing the coin,

gives Peter the somewhat odd instructions

…which Peter follows with full faith and humility

…and he catches the fish with a shekel in its mouth!

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Wow!

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Jesus is like that

– if we go to Him with our anxieties

and if we place our full trust in Him

and humbly do as He tells us,

we will find that suddenly and out of the blue,

sometimes in the most unexpected circumstance,

Jesus provides a solution!

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We must be so thankful to the Lord

for all the miracles in our life – big or small.

But we need to recognise and acknowledge them first.

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QUOTE…

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“Cast all your anxieties on Him, for He cares about you.”

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– St. Peter (1 Pt 5:7)

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, my Lord, my God, my Provider!

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