When God tells Jonah to do something, Jonah does the exact opposite. Jonah runs away — away from God and away from what God is calling him to do.
Jonah goes to where God isn’t supposed to be, where this call isn’t supposed to reach. Only God turns up, even in the place where God isn’t supposed to be. God continues to call, no matter how far out of service Jonah thinks he might be.
And the same is true for us. The good news of Jonah is that God is in all the places God isn’t supposed to be. There is no dead zone that God’s call can’t get through to. God is the circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere. And this God is calling you.
Will you pick up the phone?
- When was a time you encountered God in a place where you thought God wouldn’t be?
- What is God calling you to do?