What is impossible for man is possible with God
Peter and Jesus are out and about strolling around Galilee one day, when something happened that would simply blow your mind if you had witnessed it.
Jesus told his followers that “they” not His followers naturally, would kill Him, and on the third day He would rise, and His followers were exceedingly sad, obviously, all they heard was that Jesus was going to be killed, but they did not understand the being raised in three days part, probably because it was not a common thing (still isn’t) for people to be raised from the dead, unless God had something to do with it, so naturally, all that the disciples heard was Jesus was gong to be killed.
Jesus decides to go to Capernaum.
24 On their arrival in Capernaum, the Temple tax collectors came to Peter
and asked him, “Doesn’t your master pay taxes?”
25 “Of course he does,” Peter replied.
Then he went into the house to talk to Jesus about it, but…….
Before he had a chance to speak,
26- Jesus asked him, “What do you think, Peter? Do kings levy assessments against their own people or against conquered foreigners?”
Now, let us pause just a minute here, Peter must have been thinking WHAT! how did you know I was coming to talk to you about that? what are you some kinda mind reader? But he answers Jesus’s question anyway.
27 “Against the foreigners,” Peter replied.
“Well, then,” Jesus said, “the citizens are free! However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the shore and throw in a line, and open the mouth of the first fish you catch. You will find a coin to cover the taxes for both of us; take it and pay them.”
would of ever thought of such a thing?
How did Jesus do this?
Did He secretly go down to the sea and place coins in many fishes mouths so that by some chance peter might catch one of those? What would be the odds? Was Peter perhaps hypnotized into thinking he had caught a fish with a coin in it’s mouth? How and why did Jesus say “take the first fish you catch”?
Looking at the stars at night one is awed by the sheer number of them, there are so many stars in the universe The sea of Galilee is just over sixty-four square miles and has a length of just over 13 miles on one side the average depth is about 84 foot (varying) and it’s deepest parts are about 141 foot (varying) the estimated volume of water is 4 km3 (0.96 cu mi) whatever that means 🙂
Just for argument’s sake, say we had only 1 fish in every mile (the actual figure would be much higher of course) then 64X64 = 4096 fish so suppose you want to put a coin in each fishes mouth that would be 16,384 drachma, That would be quite a weight for Jesus to haul down to the sea and then start shoving the coins into the fishes mouths not to mention the time it would take.
OK, so what is the alternative? Apart from hypnotizing Peter into
believing he had caught a fish with coinage in it’s mouth what
other explanation can there be???
Could Jesus actually be in control of all the fish in the seas? Could He
know things that would be unknowable? Could He do things that most
people can’t even imagine? Could He turn water into wine? Could He heal people of various diseases and maladies? Could He make Blind people see and deaf people hear? Could He as a 10-year-old boy debate with and astonish learned scholars of His time? Could He predict the future, not only His own but the worlds? Could He raise people from the dead? How did He do that? Could He predict with incredible accuracy what people would say in the future? Which leads me to my next topic. But I think we have enough to chew on for now, so, till next time ill leave you with this classic 6 hour long epic movie, Jesus of Nazareth. I highly recommend Clicking the picture below and start watching it now, you don’t have to watch it all in one go 🙂
So, till next time, God bless.