The Reluctant Spokesman, part 4: Pouting at the Edge of Paradise
Getting swallowed by a fish is a big deal and its probably why we love and remember the story of Jonah, but its hardly the only plot twist. I think the ending of the story is every bit as shocking as the part about the fish. Jonah was successful, and he was mad about it. Is it possible for us to become so comfortable in the blessings that God provides that we come to think of them as something we deserve instead of some incredible gift? Is it possible for us to forget what God has done for us to the point that we look at others and think they don’t deserve what we’ve already received? If we step out and risk sharing the good news about Jesus with those who need to hear it, are we prepared for the results when they accept it for themselves?