We were studying Jonah earlier today in my Old Testament Prophets class and there’s an interesting and sad revelation in it. The nature was way more obedient than Jonah.
-A storm gets Jonah tossed off a boat to accomplish God’s will.
-A big ol’ fish swallows Jonah and becomes his aqua-bus to Nineveh by God’s will.
-A plant (most likely a castor bean) grows real dang quick to comfort Jonah under God’s will.
-A worm (A WORM!) eats up the plan under God’s will.
-An east wind withers the plant under God’s will.
And so Jonah remains more disobedient than a worm. I wonder how many times we do the same thing? And if you’ve never read Jonah, it’s only 4 chapters. Take a look to see God’s crazy love for sinners, for unIsraelites, and for a very stubborn and disobedient prophet. There’s a lotta love in this book if you pay attention to it.
Or if you’d rather watch it, might I suggest watching the Veggie Tales version here? But be warned, vegetables do get slapped by fishes.
Haha, the guy who made this picture described it like this: Running from your calling isn’t such a wise thing. You get eaten by whales. Jonah, anyone?