Welcome again to the remembrance of the Fast of Nineveh. This one’s a beauty. 3 days all about repentance and a life-giving message delivered by an unworthy teacher. Brilliant.
I must be a masochist to dig up this seven-year-old terse clip of me sharing my two cents regarding this part of the church calendar from my Culver City cottage. My hope is that in observing my consistent effort, and not necessarily quality or caliber, you will be encouraged, wherever you are in your spiritual walk, to continue strolling down the path.
Jonah’s story is part of the Scroll of the Twelve which is a part of the Prophets which is a part of the Hebrew Bible which is a part of the Holy Scriptures. In due time, read them all. But, today, begin with the four chapters of Jonah. Here’s my favorite section,
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. (Jonah 3:8-10 KJV)