We hit a well-known friend in our walk through of the Minor Prophets. His name is Jonah and if you haven’t seen the veggie tales retelling of this story then it’s worth a look.
Jonah had a message to a people that he feared and he didn’t want to tell it, so he ran away. God stopped his running and promptly turned him around with the help of a big fish. Unfathomable to Jonah, the intended recipients of the message actually listen and obey, much to Jonah’s chagrin.
Following the way of God is not always easy, in fact it is rarely easy. But God has a role for each of us to play. While we might not be swallowed by a big fish, God expects obedience from his people. But following his ways often brings unexpected results.
We serve a big God, with a big heart!