Once it happened that a Brother (preacher) was preaching about Jonah.
“Jonah is a man who disobeyed God. The Lord asked him to go to Nineveh but Jonah fled to Tarshish away from the presence of God. The Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, so the ship was likely to be broken. So the shipmaster and others, to find out who had caused the evil, decided to put lots. The lot fell upon Jonah. Jonah knew that he disobeyed God and accepted to be cast into the sea. And when it was done the sea had calmed. The Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah and he was in the belly of fish for three days and three nights. Jonah prayed unto God to free him out of the belly of the fish. The Lord heard his prayers and freed him and he went to Nineveh to do the job given by the Lord”
There was a scientist amidst the spectators and he sent a paper with something written on it.
The paper was given to the Brother. He read it out loud.
“ A fish can never swallow a man alive and if it had he wouldn’t remain alive for three days
What you said may be a fable…. I want you to substantiate what you said other wise accept it is wrong”
The Brother simply said, “I believe this coz it’s written in the Bible. And if the Bible had said, the fish was in the belly of a man for three days and it came out alive I would still believe it.
The sky and the earth may change but the Word of God (Bible) will never change”
And this is what religion should give each one. FAITH undaunted and it leads to confidence, zeal, assertiveness……. FAITH is that great power which will build up nations……FAITH, FAITH and FAITH……..