Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jonah from the Deep

From a battle on top of the water to an internal battle below and from out of the depths.  Reading Bobby Valentine's blog series on Jonah calls to mind Jonah's prayer from the fish at the bottom of the sea and underneath the mountains!  Jonah says

You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas....

 the deep surrounded me

seaweed was wrapped around my head 

To the roots of the mountains I sank down

Don't be fooled by the literal Vacation Bible School story most of us have internalized.  He, Jonah, is talking on the spiritual level for all of us. 

From the depths of Hell I called for help,
       and you listened to my cry. 

Sounds a lot like Psalms 130, the inspiration for the title of this blog.  Jonah 2 reads to me very much like the Psalms.  Jonah cries from "Out of the Depths".  He vows to make good.  He is all of us is he not?  

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