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Almost six months ago, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. He was in the dark, cold and alone, trapped in a sunken tug boat that was about one hundred feet under the Atlantic Ocean. And then it came after three days. A Dutch company DCN Diving, who were called to the scene from a oilfield job over 75 miles away to look for bodies to recover, was shocked when they came upon Harrison who was trapped in an air pocket within the sunken boat.
In an excerpt from the Fox News article “Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic, rescued after finding air pocket in tugboat” the story states that “on the video, there’s an exclamation of fear and shock from Okene’s rescuer, and then joy as the realization sets in. Okene recalls hearing: “There’s a survivor! He’s alive.”
According to an interview with the Nation, Harrison stated: “I started calling on the name of God. … I started reminiscing on the verses I read before I slept. I read the Bible from Psalm 54:1-92:15.” The article culminated stating that “Okene kept faith with the psalm he recited, that promises to “give thanks in your name, Lord,” at a service at his Redeemed Christian Church of God.”
Indeed Harrison will always remember the three days in the belly of the deep where God Almighty delivered him from a watery grave. I pray that God will use Harrison and this incredible story to help show people that when all seems lost, you can have hope and peace knowing your eternal security in the darkest times in life. May thousands of people who hear this story decide to accept the free gift of salvation (John3:16) by making the decision to “confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead“. Romans 10:9 goes onto say that if you do the “you will be saved when you put your faith in Jesus Christ”
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