Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time…Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh (Jonah 3:1-2).
A God of second chances—that’s who we serve.
After all the grief that Jonah caused, after the arrogance he showed, after the downright in-your-face disobedience he displayed toward the Lord of the Universe, God gave him a second chance. And not just forgiveness—a second chance to serve, to be His instrument on Earth. God could have ditched Jonah and called someone else, but he didn’t. Because Jonah was every bit as important to God as the people he was sent to warn.
Frankly, I probably would have left him in the fish.
Call it reason #3,874 to be glad I am not God.
OK Beloved, so maybe you’ve messed up along the way. You’ve been disobedient, you’ve had to face God’s discipline.
That does not mean that you are through. Your mission still awaits you. Your Lord still calls.
There’s the road, kid.