However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”  Mat 17:27


In this verse the disciples showed a character trait that is common to us all. They needed to pay a tax and they did not have the money to do it. Interestingly Jesus does not excuse them or himself from the duty to do the right thing. Whenever you know the right thing that you need to do but it seems like it's hard then we may be tempted to take a short cut. 

Jesus though shows us that He does not leave us to not meet our obligations and struggle on our own. More importantly He is not bound by the natural world like we are. It took faith for the disciples to respond to Jesus and go and fish - When they did that though the result was amazing - In the same way it demonstrates that you & I will see the provision of God coming to from the most surprising of places and in ways that you would never even think of - God is ready to surprise you today - take the steps that He asks you how ever small they may be and you will see God work a miracle in your life!