Need to Do Some Fishing
Last week we all in our little community went into crisis mode. It seems that there was an error a while back, actually a couple of years ago, that just now was coming to the surface. When it hit the surface, it exploded.
Some phone calls were made, and an actual visit to City Hall followed. No relief other than an offer to enter into a payments arrangement, for something we didn’t owe! We were directed to another department and such things.
We then met with a wonderful lady who has some knowledge and another businessman in the area who may also have some knowledge. We had options but nothing really opening up to resolve this sense of crisis in the air. We prayed a long time on things, and thought about what was God doing? What was He trying to tell us?
As I sit here today, there still is an open question on how things will turn out. God has raised up an army for us to help protest the error. It might be really painful and very hard for a while. I was surfing through the net the other day and came across this post, on Matthew 17:24-27.
When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?” And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 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.
At the post we were asked to comment about what this could be about. In some way and in some fashion, Jesus provides. Now the question becomes why can’t we stand still and accept this truth? Most times that is so very hard. Maybe the word to us was to return our focus to Him, and let His grace and mercy flow without our getting in the way. I heard a wiser man than I say, “one of the ways the powers (the world) domesticate us is by keeping us busy.”
What do you think?
Be blessed and be a blessing.