Have you ever considered yourself similar to Jonah?
Do you tend to fight or move toward flight?
Do you like to choose the people you love?
Do you desire for the most heinous crimes to be vindicated?
Do you sometimes have to experience extreme circumstances before you shift, move or change?
Most of us are more like Jonah then we would like to think...
Jonah refused to give the most brutally violent people group in his time a second chance.
He ran away from God rather than staying and working toward a greater good. It cost him time, his gifts, talents and his pride. Only when he was facing death did he change his perspective and humble himself.
We can all think of times we ran.
Easter is coming and there are many similarities between Jonah and Jesus, they both:
-spent three days in the belly of a fish and the belly of the earth (Matthew 12:38-42)
-were called to save some (all) people that had lost their way
-submitted their wills to God's purpose and plans
This Easter, March 27 at 9:30 and 11:15 AM, C3 Church will be celebrating Jesus' resurrection, who do you need to love and invite this Easter?
Soften my heart Lord so I can hear who you are calling me to love, and give me courage to love them wholeheartedly.