Jonah, a prophet, called for a special mission two thousand, eight hundred years ago.
His story has became the focus of children’s Sunday Schools AND scholarly debates.
But what is the story about?
A prophet? A boat? A storm? A fish?
Or something deeper.
Some believe it is a moral lesson about not running from God.
Others think it’s proves the Bible is made-up fairy tales.
The story of Jonah is a story we think we understand.
But the story is full of mysteries:
A good guy who isn’t really good.
How running from God’s grace and forgiveness actually unleashes it.
Unreachable people being reached with God’s message.
The story of Jonah is a story we think we understand. But it’s really a story that understands us.
Jonah….mission, mystery & mercy.