Jonah: A Story of God’s Compassion
The book of Jonah is a story about God’s great compassion. A disobedient prophet, a great fish, and a notoriously wicked city serve as supporting characters in this unfolding drama of redemption. The story exposes personal idolatries and apathy in the light of God’s relentless pursuit of his people; which is ultimately seen in Jesus Christ, His Son. Readers are swept up as they realize the depth of God’s love for them and are compelled to take that saving love to others. God’s work in and through Jonah leads us to marvel at His great mercy, His absolute sovereignty, and the truth that “Salvation belongs to the LORD” (Jonah 2:9).