Monday, December 19, 2011

Book of Jonah

Jonah 1-4

The ultimate fish story.  But what a poorly thought out one.  I didn't like the ridiculous means used to finally get Jonah to Nineveh.  See Idiot Plot
On the bright side, God is happy with the results and doesn't kill anyone. This makes Jonah sad.

God calls Jonah to be a prophet but Jonah has a very human reaction.  He freaks out and runs away and jumps on a ship!
The LORD has ways to deal with deserters though.  God  creates a mighty storm and Jonah does the noble thing and has himself thrown overboard to save others from a wicked storm.  Right into the mouth of a whale.  Like Jesus, it takes him three days to return to the world.

Once out of the 'fish', Jonah goes to Nineveh, preaches about the city's destruction in 40 days and to his surprise, everyone from the king to the peasants listen to him!  God puts the pin back in his holy hand grenade.  But, Jonah seems disappointed.  Why?

On the bright side, this little girl does a perfect job of telling the story!

I want her to do the entire bible!!!

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