Praise Music: I Will Worship You - Matthew Ward



Hebrews 12:28-29 

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe....

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Hi!

Back in the 70's, Matthew Ward sang with his sisters in the pioneering Christian pop-rock band the 2nd Chapter of Acts.

http://www.2ndchapterofacts.com/AboutUs.html

Matthew has a unique and powerful voice — and he could've had a successful career as a worldly pop or rock artist if he had chosen to — but he decided instead to spend his life using his talent for God.

I Will Worship You - is a praise song from his 2000 CD Even Now — which features a number of praise and worship songs that can be sampled and purchased on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Even-Now-Matthew-Ward/dp/B00004U5FN



The video is very simple - just the lyrics over a black background — but I hope this song will Bless you!





Thank you for stopping by!







Video & Story: Modern Day Jonah Spends Three Days Trapped In Sunken Boat


Video Below

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Psalm 69:13-14

13 But I pray to you, Lord,
    in the time of your favor;
in your great love, O God,
    answer me with your sure salvation.
14 Rescue me from the mire,
    do not let me sink;
deliver me from those who hate me,
    from the deep waters.

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Hello,

I first heard about this amazing story back in December of 2013—and I was reminded of it again recently.

An Associate Press article I found on Fox News explains it succinctly:

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Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.

As the temperature dropped to freezing, Okene, dressed only in boxer shorts, recited the last psalm his wife had sent by text message, sometimes called the Prayer for Deliverance: "Oh God, by your name, save me. ... The Lord sustains my life."

Fox News 
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While Harrison prayed in the freezing, pitch black of the sunken vessel—100 feet underwater—a team was dispatched above for a "recovery operation" to retrieve the ship's crew's bodies—taking them about 72 hours to get to the site.

Then as a rescue diver—who was in contact with the crew above and video taping his progress—made his way through the dark, murky water looking for bodies—suddenly the diver saw a hand reaching out to him—and it grabbed hold of him— giving him a good fright.

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Harrison had been found—and what was a recovery operation now became a rescue mission—and the team now had to figure out how to get the cook back to the surface.


A Screen Capture From The Video Below:  Harrison Right After He Was Found Alive
A Screen Capture From The Video Below:  Harrison Right After He Was Found Alive

Eventually they were able to get a breathing mask to him—and could then move him to a submersible. 

Harrison had survived but his skin was badly damaged by three days in salt water—and he'd had nothing to eat or drink except for one soda pop.

But God had sustained Harrison—keeping his mind calm—and filling him with hope to keep holding on in the icy blackness. 

He needed to spend 60 hours in decompression chamber—and for anyone wondering as I did:  Had he panicked and tried to swim to the surface—air expanding in his lungs would have killed him.

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If you're like me, as you watch the video, you'll feel yourself short of breath imagining being there.

A quick note about the diver's voice:  The diver is using a mixture of helium and oxygen.

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Another very good article about the story can be found here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/man-survived-days-shipwreck-vows-return-sea-article-1.1545568

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A commenter on the video below added the following information:


"I read up a bit on this, and the long list of occurrences that allowed Harrison to survive are pretty mind-blowing. 

First, he just happened to be going to the bathroom when the ship flipped and sank. Everyone who was in the sleeping quarters where Harrison slept died. 

He happened to get pushed by the running water towards a high and enclosed point in the middle of the ship, which is believed to be the only point where a large, stable air bubble formed. 

Given the dimensions of the air bubble, he actually should have died of CO2 poisoning from his own exhaling after about 30 hours, but he kept jumping back into the water to search for supplies which disturbed the surface of the water and caused it to absorb more CO2 (he had no idea he was doing this at the time). 

Also, one of the worst aspects about his situation, the fact that he was 100 feet underwater, is actually what caused the air to be compressed enough where that small room could keep him alive. If he had only gone down 15 feet, he only would have had about 25 hours or so of air. 

It is quite an amazing set of circumstances."

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Hope you find the video below as fascinating as I did—and let it remind you that God answers even when it seems hopeless: