(FaithWire) – Have you ever wished you could have a second chance in life? Have you ever done something that you deeply regretted the moment you did it? We have all made mistakes. We have all done things that we know are wrong. But I have good news for you: God gives second chances … and third ones … and fourth ones … and fifth ones. Jonah was a man who was given a second chance in life. He was given a job to do, but he basically refused. He was told to go and preach to some people known as the Ninevites, and he said no.

Then he boarded a boat going in the opposite direction. But Jonah found out that it’s impossible to run from God. A great storm came, and he told the terrified crew that if they threw him overboard, the storm would stop. So over the side he went. The Bible says that “a great fish” swallowed Jonah. This may have been a fish or a whale. In the original language, the term is sea creature. It might be something that exists today or something that no longer exists. Whatever it was, it swallowed Jonah. READ MORE