In our text for the week, Jonah listens to God and begins to tell his Ninevite neighbors the message from God. The Ninevites listen and respond to God's call through repentance. One of the main themes of the Book of Jonah is God's vigorous and tenacious work of restoration even when God's messenger (Jonah) is fearful and slow to action. God's love for our neighbor is already in motion and at work. Our task as disciples of Jesus is to step into the work God is already doing in the lives of our neighbors. When we don't, we walk in the path of Jonah and miss the opportunity to celebrate with God when people seek him and find him.
About the Author
Isaac Gaff is the Managing Director of Worship and Creative Arts at Calvary UMC