Written by Gary Taylor
"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." It's a laugh-out-loud movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy. They serendipitously hop aboard planes, trains and various automobiles on an antics-filled quest to get home by Thanksgiving. Though rerouted out of their way to Kansas due to a storm, (spoiler alert!) they eventually arrive at their Chicago destination.
"Feet, Fish and Boats."
That could be a movie title starring Jonah, his meandering journey, and his determination to avoid responsibility. Part pedestrian, part fish bait, Jonah rerouted far out of the way, causing a storm. (Spoiler alert...) Despite his rebellion, Jonah eventually arrived at Nineveh, God's chosen destination for him.
Where are you headed? How circuitous has your journey been up to this point? What 3-word movie title characterizes your journey?...
Church, Works, and Disappointment?
Addiction, Recovery, and Relapse?
School, Work, and Pleasure?
Friendship, Fights, and Trust?
Whatever "vehicles" have carried you through life, I have GREAT NEWS: There is a patient and merciful God with unrelenting plans for your life. He has set His sights on a particular city where he wants you to show his great mercy. (Spoiler alert...you may already be living in that city!)
In our new series - "We Are Jonah" - we highlight how our lives parallel the sometimes rebellious, sometimes obedient Jonah. And how we need the always merciful God.