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Author Name: Freerandy johnson 1 Comments
Date Added: May 06, 2016 21:05:27 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Religious Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
Overboard
Jonah fled from God because he didn't want to warn the Ninevites.
But he finally came to his senses, Jonah soon saw the light.
Jonah went aboard a ship and Jehovah God caused a terrible storm.
When God gave Jonah the mission to carry out, he refused to conform.
The ship was in terrible danger because Jonah had angered The Lord.
Jonah told the people to save themselves by tossing him overboard.
At first they wouldn't toss him overboard, they flat out refused.
But they finally did it so their lives wouldn't be something they'd lose.
But Jonah didn't drown, God showed compassion by making a whale swallow him.
Jonah survived after being swallowed when normally he would've met a fate that was grim.
When God protected him from death, Jonah saw the error of his ways.
When I think about the power of God, I'm in awe and I'm truly amazed.
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Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on May 10, 2016 02:07:49 AM Report
thanks for sharing your poem about Jonah.  He is one of my favorite Bible characters...and especially so after studying his qualities more closely in the book, Imitate Their Faith.  He showed a lot of courage and self-sacrifice to be thrown overboard instead of sinking the whole ship because of his guilt.





 


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