Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Second Chances

Jonah is a wonderful book for many reasons. One reason is that we see God speak to Jonah and Jonah runs the other way. That is not so wonderful. But God does not give up on Jonah. He manipulates the wind and the sea and the ship and the sailors and the fish to get Jonah where Jonah needs to be. He even speaks to Jonah a second time. And this time, Jonah listens and does the Lord’s bidding.

         Our God is very kind. He is full of grace. He pursues us with His Spirit and turns us around to see His face. The turning is repentance and when we do this, we find His countenance softened and full of mercy. We are very pleased to be the children of this God of second chances.

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