Out of the Belly

Out of the Belly

by Jannie V. Cudjo-Moore
Out of the Belly

Out of the Belly

by Jannie V. Cudjo-Moore



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Under the darkening skies full of lightning and thunder, the roaring seas threaten to tear the wooden ship apart. Distraught and fearful, you hear the conversations of men debating the troubling decision that lies before them. Murky clouds give way to hail, rain and turbulent winds as waves of water bear down upon the men and ship alike. Earsplitting sounds of bending wood at the ship's hull begin to show signs of breaking. Holding their victim tightly, two of the men walk him toward the plank's edge. "Do it, do it now!" yells the captain. He gives no resistance as they push him overboard. An eerie silence engulfs them all. Full of regret and remorse as every eye anxiously searches the rough waters for him. Calming skies now adorn the heavens as ringlets of light peek out from behind white puffy clouds. A symphony of cascading colors of yellowish-orange and bluish-gray show the beauty of God's handiwork.

Fighting to keep his head above water, thoughts of what brought him to this watery grave come to mind. In a moment of clarity, with a cracked smile, he thinks of family, home, warm bread and his dry, cozy bed. Through hazy, water-filled eyes, Jonah sees a huge shape moving toward him in the water. Perhaps, he thinks, this is where it ends for me?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940165791536
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 02/16/2022
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 125 KB

About the Author

Jannie V. Cudjo-Moore has spent her professional career working with troubled youth, providing tools of empowerment through education, realistic coping skills, and mentoring. She resides in Shreveport, Louisiana.

I was asked the question, "Why do you pray?" With a smile, I said, "Because it's important to have a relationship with the Lord. There is always enough room for me and my stuff. It builds my faith as I watch in awesome wonder at how God can change anything. It is the place where I can take the needs of family, friends, and the people of the world. When I feel alone, prayer comforts me like nothing and no one can. I cannot always express it with words; sometimes it's a hum through the day or in the midnight hour. Prayer is the key to the kingdom and it is our faith that unlocks the door. No matter what anyone thinks about it, no matter what comes our way, I am never gonna stop praying."

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