Distressed in the realm of the dead

In our sin-scarred world, ‘distressed in the realm of the dead’ describes a real condition. Rebellion, disobedience, sin all does this to us. In distress, Jonah cried out to God and discovered, “Salvation is of the LORD.” (2:9) In the gospels we discover Jesus, the greater Jonah, who restores rebellious, wayward people to life in the presence of God. Jesus is the one we must trust in and follow to experience life in its fullest.  Text:  Jonah 2, Matthew 12:40-41; Luke 22:19-20