Jonah – Veggietales Style

Tonight we invited our K through 5 ministry – KICS – or Kids in Christian Service over to the parsonage to watch the Veggietales movie Jonah. The creators do a great job of telling the story of Jonah, the Old Testament prophet. Jonah was suppose to go to Ninevah, but heading in the opposite direction. God was merciful to him even though he disobeyed God. God directed Jonah back to Nivevah so that Jonah could tell the city to repent. Jonah had a second chance — God could have killed him on the sea. Jonah tells the city to repent and they do. Jonah waits for God to “take care of” Ninevah but it never happens. God causes a vine to grow to shade Jonah and God kills it the next day. Jonah is more concerned about the vine than the people of Ninevah. Jonah wonders why God has not destroyed the people of Ninevah for their wickeness. We must remember that God is a God of compassion and mercy. God wanted the people to repent and because of Jonah’s message they did. Perhaps God is calling us to minister to those we don’t think need a second chance. The scriptures tell us that God is not willing that any should perish. God has given us a message to tell. It is our job to tell it and leave the results to God.

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