From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God (Jonah 2:1).
We all need to take a break from the world from time to time, sort of get away from the busyness and reconnect with God.
You may go to the mountains
or to the desert
or just to a quiet room with a closed door
or…you know…a fish.
Sometimes we refuse to take that break, and God forces a rest upon us.
He might send an illness
or a layoff
or a flight cancellation
Jonah didn’t ask for the fish, as he didn’t ask for the storm or the mission to Nineveh. But he recognizes the fish for the provision it is, and he uses the time to reconnect with God and get his priorities straight.
At least for the moment.
And what about you, Beloved?
Are you taking time to fellowship with the One who loves you? When was the last time you got away from the Crazy—if only for a few minutes—to let God restore, re-center, reconnect you? Because if you don’t, he will.
Because you are his Beloved.