May 10, 2024

Facing Nineveh Head-On

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.’ Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh.” – Jonah 3:1-3 Once he knew he could no longer run, Jonah stood face-to-face with his greatest fear and marched boldly into Nineveh with the Word of the Lord on his lips. The message he was tasked to proclaim was simple — 40 more days and the city would be destroyed. Since he feared the resident’s reaction, I picture him going around whispering the words under his breath so as not to be heard. Yet in spite of his attempts to give his message “under the radar,” the people listened to and believed him!  The citizens of Nineveh repented of their evil ways and so did their king; he took off

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