The full ending of Jonah’s story is not written down in the scripture. Therefore, we have an open ended story. What do you think happened?
Our personal story may be very similiar to that of Jonah. I’m sure we’ve had our instances of reluctance and disobedience. We’ve been angry, rebellious, defensive, selfish, and arrogant – all in one day! Yet, God extends His Grace to us so that He can include us in His Love Story.
(Jonah 2:2) “I called to the Lord in my distress, and he answered me.”
(Jonah 2:9) “Salvation belongs to the Lord.”
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation … For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” ( Romans 10:9-10, 13)
In the story of Jonah what do we discover about God?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Let God write your story – let Him have the final word!