Good morning and happy snow day!
This past Sunday we spent our Sunday School hour in the book of Jonah! Jonah is a character that we usually hear about as children and don't properly revisit later in life. It's a story that causes us to think honestly about how we view God. If the God you believe in capable of having a man live in a fish for three days? If throwing Jonah overboard caused the seas to still doesn't raise any flags, why does the fish?
Furthermore, Jonah is a very relatable character. He is given a mission from God to go and bring God's law to a godless and violent people. He gets scared, and tries to geographically run from God's call. God miraculously stop and turn him around, even as Jonah is fleeing His call. Jonah is not a perfect servant, but God is persistent in making use of him!
Jonah arrives in Nineveh and begins to tell the people about God's law and much to Jonah's surprise, they repent! Jonah doesn't expect God to have mercy on them (ironically, considering God just had mercy on Jonah in his own disobedience,) and gets a little snotty when God doesn't act like Jonah wants Him to. Some people might think of Jonah as a drama queen here, but I think we are often guilty of similar feelings. We all have an idea of how we think God should act, and tend to get frustrated when He doesn't do what we think He should.
We didnt have youth group because of the fall service weekend, which was a huge success! Thanks to all those who came and helped!
See you next week!
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