Monday: 12th August, 2019

Matthew 12:27 However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us.”

Today’s text offers something to contemplate on: ‘what were the odds of Peter successfully throwing a hook into the lake to make a catch that satisfied the criteria Jesus described, ‘ the first fish you catch will have a coin in its mouth.’ While thinking of this with clear conviction that a positive catch would clearly be more than a coincidence, I heard someone speak three short sentences that though presented quite a diversion from the text, I felt led to share.

These were her words:

‘The most important thing in life is not seeking an abundance of wealth or fame. It is to find the God who made everything, including you. And when you do, find out the purpose for which He has made you. That is what is important’

I know the quest for other things can sometimes prevent us from seeing why we are truly here. In that regard, finding God and His reason for our lives sets us on course to live a truly fulfilled life, a life that is in His will. That my dear, is what is really important.


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