Jesus said to him…go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open it’s mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
                                        Mathew 17:27 NIV

I’m fully convinced that God has a sense of humor! This verse is proof that God can bring provision from anywhere!

If you’ve never noticed this verse in the Bible before, you’ll be spurred on to check it out, making sure I haven’t gone loopy and started making up my own Bible verses! It’s a crazy story in the Bible where the church leaders are reminding Peter that Jesus and his disciples needed to pay the annual Temple Tax required of men 20 years and older. Jesus instructs Peter to do the most logical thing (read with an abundant amount of sarcasm); Jesus tells Peter to go fishing, open the mouth of the first fish he catches, take the money out of the fish’s mouth and bring it back to the Temple to pay their taxes.

At times we can wonder how we are going to be able to make it financially. Economic struggles can keep us burdened down if we don’t remind ourselves that we serve a God of the miraculous who can bring provision from anywhere, even from the mouth of a fish! Surely He can provide for you!


Father…I love your humorous side! You are so able to take care of my every need before I even know I have one! I ask you to bring provision for all my needs, in whatever way you decide. I trust Your creativity and thank You in advance for Your timely provision. In Jesus Name…Amen  

Dare to share a time when God provided for your needs in an unexpected way?…… Record it in the Comment Section below and bolster the faith of someone else!

Sherry Stahl