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Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters, They see the works of the LORD, And His wonders in the deep. For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea. They mount up to the heavens, They go down again to the depths; Their soul melts because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits' end. Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, So that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; So He guides them to their desired haven. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
(Psa 107:23-32)

God Over All 
~ Book of Jonah ~  
 

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Jonah 2:1-10

I tried to flee from the presence of the Lord,
Rather than proclaim His prediction;
But when they cast me into the deep sea,
I cried out to Him in my affliction.
 
Down in the deep, in the heart of the sea,
The great fish He prepared, found me;
And from his belly I cried out to the Lord,
As the waters of the deep closed 'round me.
 
I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
Seaweeds were wrapped around my head;
Earth, with its bars closed forever around me,
Yet God brought up my life as from the dead.
 
In the depths my soul fainted within me;
To God I cried as I remembered His word,
With a voice of thanksgiving I shall obey,
For I know salvation is of the Lord.
 
-Jennie Flowers 

 

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The Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea(Jonah 1:4)

 





Instead of a focus on Jonah, we will discover our Creator's power and character as we take a look at the book of Jonah. The real story is not in Jonah's running away, nor is it in the fish, but rather, it is the examination of the ability and mind of God. Observing the Almighty in this fascinating story should lift our voice in praise as well as bring us to our knees in humble submission. 

 

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