Remember that credit card commercial — “What’s in your wallet?”
Well, what’s in your mouth today? Complaints or compliments? Encouragement or despair?
If you were a fish swimming near Jesus and Peter, it might just be a coin taking up room in there:
“After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”“Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes-from their own sons or from others?”
“From others,” Peter answered.
“Then the sons are exempt,” Jesus said to him.
“But so that we may not offend them, 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. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
The Four-Drachma Prayer:
Oh, Father in Heaven, if you can use a smelly fish to give you glory you can use me. Please put something in my mouth today that I can share with someone else to bless them — an encouraging word, a joke,a prayer — something of value, a shiny coin for their heart.
In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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