Jonah 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying, “I called to the LORD out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.
Having been in a collision at sea while coming up to periscope depth, I can relate to Jonah. I remember feeling calm and focused on my duties while we tried to avoid hitting that other ship a second time. The water beneath us was deeper than all but research submarines could descend, yet I was confident that God was with us and that God would comfort our families on shore. For the record, although both ships were badly damaged, no one was hurt and both ships eventually returned to sea.
I am continually amazed when God uses tragedies in our lives to refocus our thoughts on what is truly important.
[NB: Christ Presbyterian Church has prepared a devotional for use during the season of Easter. My posts during the 7 weeks between Easter Sunday and Pentecost will spring from Daily Lectionary Readings not address by congregants and might not correlate with the readings for the day published.]