Jonah: Beneath the Surface

Jonah 2:1-10

In this second chapter of Jonah, we see that Jonah’s voluntary dive into the Mediterranean involved weeds “wrapping around” his head (v. 5) and metaphorical bars “closing upon” him (v. 6) as he sunk toward certain death. He survived that near-death experience not because of some cleverly crafted escape plan, but because “salvation belongs to the LORD” (v. 9). In this ancient story, we’ll see incredible relevance for our own lives today!