I could hardly believe my ears. My Bible college professor was talking about this guy named Jonah who was literally swallowed by a big fish, then spat out a few days later very much alive—and even able to make a journey on foot. I listened intently, studying the professor’s face for a trace of a smile, because I was convinced he was joking. But, no, he seemed serious.
I was dumbfounded! Imagine that a man could survive such an ordeal, let alone be fit to travel. How had I lived my entire life not knowing this? What kind of God could do such a thing? Right there in class I began reading the book of Jonah in my own Bible. I didn’t hear another word the professor said that day.