Man swallowed by whale & lives
Hi there Captain ChristianBlogR here. I want to share some Bible Stories of the Sea with you. The first story is about a man swallowed by whale and lives. This is just one of the many Bible Stories of the Sea that I wish to share with you. Make sure you follow this Blog so you won’t miss any sea adventures.
Jonah didn’t listen to God. He was trying to run from God. Jonah went to get on a ship. He was fleeing from God. He was scared. As he was aboard the ship, a great terrible storm came. Jonah was asleep during the storm, the captain came to him and asked why he was asleep and asked him to call to God to calm the storm. The crew cast lots, that lot fell on Jonah as he was the reason for the storm. As we all know he was the reason, he was running from God.
They asked who he was, he told them he is Hebrew and that he fears God, the creator of heavens, land and sea. Jonah acknowledged that God was the creator. The men asked what can we do to make the sea calm again. Jonah told them to throw me in the sea and it will be calm for you.
The crew then realized who the real God was. They cried out to God to spare them. So the crew tossed Jonah overboard. The the sea calmed down. These men even made a sacrifice to the Lord afterwards too.
Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Jonah 1:17
As we know we cannot run nor hide from God. Jonah found out the hard way. God made a whale consume Jonah. There Jonah stayed in the belly of the whale for 3 days and 3 nights. Could you imagine if you were Jonah?
Jonah prayed the God while he was in the belly of the whale. After Jonah was finished praying God commanded the whale to spit Jonah out. Jonah was vomited by the whale onto dry land.
God told Jonah a second time what he commanded him to do. Go to Nineveh! He was to go there and preach the message.
You can read the whole story of Jonah and the Whale and Jonahs short ministry in the Book of Jonah. The Book of Jonah is only 4 chapters long.
This story shows us we cannot hide form God nor can we run from God. That prayer works, we must rely on God, do as he tells us to do and pray! There is power in prayer! this story also shows repentance. When God calls us to do something, do it! Don’t run from God. We never know what chastisement we will face not obeying God. It might not be immediate, it may be later down our journey.
What do you think you would do if you were Jonah and swallowed by a whale? Your comments are welcome.