But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry (Jonah 4:1).
I know it’s wrong
but…I love this.
I’m so glad we have Jonah. He’s a real person, not a cutout character from a Sunday School flannel board. Jonah feels angry because he knows that the Ninevites don’t deserve God’s mercy. They deserve a serious smackdown, and Jonah was looking forward to a front row seat.
Been there, Jonah.
Every time I’m in heavy traffic.
You know, there’s a way out of a Jonah mood. It’s kind of dangerous, though. You can look closely at those Ninevites, and you can pray that God would allow you to see these people as he sees them. God will grant your request, if you really mean it.
And you will lose your capacity to hate them, no matter how badly they drive.
Like I said, though, it’s dangerous. You may begin to see a lot of things as God sees them, and that’ll change you.
Are you up for that, Beloved?