I remember when I was a first grader when I got lost at a small town fair. I remember crying and not knowing what to do. Somehow, I was brought to the attention of someone on the loudspeaker. My mother’s brother was there and came running over and lifted me up into his arms. I was lost, but now I was found and safe. I was saved.
When Jonah was swallowed by a great fish, he had time to think about running away from God’s assignment. He came to the realization that the Lord rescued him when he was thrown into the sea. In Jonah chapter 2:9 Jonah says, But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.”
Many people go through life and never really give much thought to being saved. What would happened if I died? Would I go to heaven? Have I done enough good things to be acceptable to God?
Our only way to heaven is to have faith in Jesus as our Savior. It is not about how many good things you have done, or any other man-made idea. If you have never taken that step of faith of confessing your sin to God and asking Him into your heart, the Lord is calling you today to do so. If you are a believer already, take time to thank the Lord for saving you.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Listen to hear more about Jonah: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/journey-with-jonah-1/jonah-repents
Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Jonah 2:9 & John 3:16). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.