The lamentations of Jonah and the Sovereignty of the Lord

My apologies for the long delay in writing to anyone who might happen to care but I have been recovering from the shock of what I had seen and experienced back in November of 2016.

So there I was sitting up on the hill under the shade of a sweet gourd plant, sipping on a cactus cooler, dozing off at the sweet purring sound of the chipper blades. I’m waiting patiently for the logs to start being inserted into the chipper to be ground into small chips, when all of a sudden, I see an angel come out of nowhere and throw a huge piece of granite into the intake of the chipper. The thing starts screaming like a baby, smokes billowing out, god awful sounds and it comes to a grinding halt. In amazement, while I am still trying to digest what I had just seen, the operator of the chipper comes out and starts to accuse all the workers of being “wreckers”. One of them was killed by gun shot up on Capital Hill while others were excoriated but she finally concluded that the President had colluded with the Russians to wreck the beast. I found this to be strange since she herself was the child of Soviet insurgency in America and was chosen by Moscow to operate the chipper. Anyway, being undeterred by all this, she immediately retreated to her office and ordered the replacement parts to fix the behemoth from the Comintern in both Moscow and New York.

Now I have heard through the grapevine that the parts will take at least three and a half years to be delivered. You don’t just go to the 7 Eleven and pick them up.

In the meantime while all this is going on a worm had smitten my gourd plant and the sun is beating down on my head baking it like a potato. I reach for my cactus cooler and find it is infested with ants and yellow jackets. I felt like bitterly complaining but then I realized I had it comin. In this I saw the sovereignty of God and understood that nothing happens without His say so. Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? And if He closes a door can anyone open it? And if he opens a door can anyone shut it? He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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