Last time, in Jonah chapter 1, we saw God’s anger satisfied against his disobedient prophet as Jonah was thrown into the sea.
As the story continues, though, we see a miraculous rescue – a rescue so unlikely that it could only be God’s doing: Jonah is swallowed by, and lives for three days and three nights inside, a huge fish!
It’s a dramatic picture of salvation. Jonah describes his terrifying descent into death under God’s judgement, until he’s rescued by God, from God, through this fish God appointed.
And so Jonah’s prayer ends as he – surely the representative of sinful humanity, rightly facing God’s anger but saved by grace – declares, “Salvation belongs to the LORD!”