Good News! God loves us in spite of our faults. The Adult Sunday School Class here at East Point has been involved in a study of the book of Jonah. Jonah was a man that God called to go to the city of Nineveh and preach repentance. But Jonah didn’t want to go, so he hopped on a ship going in the opposite direction. While on the ship a great storm came up and the sailors thought they were going to die, until Jonah admitted that the storm was his fault and told them to throw him overboard. They did, the storm settled, and God sent a big fish to swallow Jonah and rescue him from the water. Jonah stayed in the belly of this fish for 3 days and while there he prayed to God. God then caused the fish to spit Jonah up safely on the shore. Jonah then followed God’s command and went to Nineveh, but he still was not happy about it. We find in chapter 4 of this book that Jonah was actually pouting because God had chosen to spare the citizens of Nineveh, and he wasn’t afraid to speak to God about it either. But God, in His great love for Jonah and all people didn’t become angry and send a lightning bolt to strike Jonah or banish him to some far away land. No, He gently reminded Jonah that He alone is the creator of all things and Jonah had no right to be angry about any decision that He had made.
We’re like Jonah sometimes when things don’t go the way we want. We pout, we get angry and lash out to others and even to God. But, it is truly great news to know that God doesn’t stop loving us and He doesn’t forget about us or ignore us. God’s desire is for all people to live in fellowship with Him and He is patient, long-suffering and loving as we find our way to Him.
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Praise be to His glorious name forever. Psalm 72:19