The Sign of Jonah? This past summer a 13 meter (43 foot) whale appeared in Jaffa. Marine biologists were stunned when the Great Grey was spotted just a kilometer off the Jaffa coast. "This kind of whale is thousands of miles away from where it should be," saidDr Aviad Scheinin of the Israel Marine Mammal Research & Assistance Center.
Normally the Grey whale lives in the eastern Pacific, migrating between the waters of Alaska to Baja, California. Experts are only guessing, but they think that the melting ice in the North West Passage through the Arctic Sea allowed the whale to turn south down the eastern side of the North Atlantic and from there through the Straights of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean.
The next time someone snickers about the story of Jonah and how the "great fish swallowed him up," send them this video link.
Then read these verses from Matthew 12:39-42 . . . .
"An evil generation seeks for a sign, and no sign will be given to is except the sigh of the prophet Jonah. Far as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgement with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaeching of Jonah; and indeed a greater that Jonah is here. The queen of the South will rise up in the judgement with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater that Solomon is here."
Then pray that more and more people in this generation will come to know, and trust him, the one who is greater.