The call that changes everything
You know, I have to admit to a certain sympathy with Jonah.
On Sunday, we heard of his call from God to go to the ancient city of Nineveh and summon the people there to repentance. (Jon 3: 1-5, 10).
The passage tells us that he “made ready and went.”
When we read this, though, in the light of the book’s two preceding chapters, we realize that this is the second time God called Jonah.
On the first occasion, the prophet was anything but willing to do what God asked of him.
We know how the story goes. When he first hears God call him to