Every time I read the Book of Jonah, I find myself thinking How ridiculous of you, Jonah. But then I come to my senses and realize that I've been there. I've acted the same way as Jonah (just didn't use a ship), thinking I could run away from God and that I could basically ignore Him. Like He did with Jonah, God got my attention through some difficult circumstances. It wasn't pleasant at the time, but it was necessary to bring me back to Him. And as I write today, I am thankful.
So have you ever tried to hide or run from God? Why? And what did you learn as a result? Tami
P.S. Our new Bible teacher, Dr. John Munro, is beginning a 2-week series on Jonah today on Back to the Bible, so I encourage you to take a listen.