The Lord said, “You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow…but Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?” (Jonah 4:10-11)
Sometimes, it’s just too much for me.
The heart of God, I mean.
My world is so small, the things that affect me so close, I forget that God cares about the whole world.
All of it.
Even the cows.
I am important to him, yes.
So very important.
But so are the others.
There are, quite literally, millions upon millions of people out there who are living without Christ, who don’t know right from wrong because they have never been introduced to Truth.
And my biggest worry today is how I’m going to get to Costco and the DMV after work and still have time to deal with the pile of tree branches in my yard.
I’ve always wondered what Jonah’s response to God’s question was. Did getting a peek into the scope of God’s love change his perspective?
Does it change mine?
Happy Friday, Beloved.