Words from the Heart for Wednesday September 19th, 2018
I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!
Jonah 2:6 (NLT)
Snatched from the Jaws of Death
Jonah’s testimony includes a miraculous rescue. What a statement he makes: “But you, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!” The Lord is both Creator and Saviour and does not want anyone to perish in the jaws of death. Let faith arise for those you are praying for. The Lord can work in ways far beyond even our wildest dreams!
An extinct primordial monster worm has been identified by a team of scientists in Canada. According to reports, the remains of the species have been stored at the Royal Ontario Museum since the mid-1990s, after Derek Armstrong, a researcher with the Ontario Geological Survey gathered it on Hudson Bay. The species has jaws that reached more than 1 centimeter in length — the largest jaws ever recorded in its kind. Given the size of its jaws, it is estimated that its body have reached over one meter.
This past July we watched in amazement as 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach were snatched from the jaws of death as they were delivered from a watery cave. The Bible tells of a similar story. The prophet Jonah says this in Jonah 2:6, “I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death!” Jonah had run from the Lord, refusing to obey God’s clear call. The result of his disobedience was a horrible three days in the tummy of a tuna, or some similar fish. In spite of his waywardness and disobedience, God continued to love and pursue Jonah. And just as it seemed all was lost, God came to deliver Jonah. Even in his disobedience, God loved Jonah and never left him. He will pursue you as well, no matter how far from him you have fled. He is calling you back to himself, prepared to deliver you, even if you find yourself at the jaws of death. How are you responding?
These have been words from the heart.