This Sunday the pastor will continue with this current short series from the Book of Jonah, “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide.”
We have discovered that running away from the Lord only makes us exhausted because we cannot run away from Him. Jonah learned that lesson the hard way by enduring a horrific storm on the Mediterranean Sea and then ending up in the belly of a great fish. The Lord will work out the circumstances so that we will listen to Him.
Jonah repented (Jonah 2:10) and received a second chance to do what he had been originally instructed. It is a great thing that we serve a God of almost unlimited chances. We can spurn Him again and again, but He continues to woo us.
But God is not a God of unlimited chances. With the citizens of Nineveh, they were given forty days to repent before there would be judgment. Many never get that opportunity of knowing when that time will be. That is why it is necessary to keep our heart open so we can hear Him when He speaks.
The great news is that just as the Lord forgave a reluctant prophet and a city full of people, He will do the same for us.
I hope to see you Sunday as we continue learning lessons from the life of the prophet Jonah.
Never forget that you are loved in the Lord.