Rescued by a Fish
The most well-known fact about Jonah's life is surely his run-in with the big fish that swallowed him up. And while at first glance it may seem that the fish was a player in Jonah's punishment--which may be true--the fish also rescued Jonah and kept him alive.
Even though Jonah was stubborn, God showed great patience and extended grace to him (by providing refuge in a fish) even when he didn't deserve it. God had great plans for Jonah and He has great plans for us as well. Our job is to respond with obedience and a willing heart.
Have you experienced a wake up call from God that changed your course? Has God ever extended grace to you even when you were running away? It'd be an encouragement to all of us to hear how you've seen God pursue you. Tami
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