Jonah 1:13 Still the men rowed hard to regain the land, but they could not, for the sea grew ever more turbulent.
“My child, all the efforts of man are of no use at all if the will of God is not followed. You see this all around you. Everywhere in the world, there are vain efforts to change the course of world events. They are trying to stop a flood with a sieve. Every plan is so full of holes, I am amazed that so few can see it. Of course no one is looking at the root of the problem, and that is sin. The world has turned away from God-he in whom all things hold together. My child try to sew a garment without thread. Whatever you try will eventually fail. But in Christ the garment is seamless and strong. Continue to fast and pray, my child, for the seas are about to become more turbulent.”
Jesus, save us for we are perishing! Only in you are we safe. Keep us united to you in whom all things hold together. Jesus I trust in you. Amen.