As we continue through our study of the Minor Prophets we now to come to one of the most well known books - the book of Jonah. Though extremely familiar, the book of Jonah contains much spiritual treasure, and is one of the most under-estimated books of the Bible.
Sadly, Jonah's account is often reduced to more 'story' than 'history'. As we look at chapters 1 and 2 we see the dramatic account of Jonah's attempt to run from God's call upon his life, and the persistent love and mercy of God to use His creation to bring Jonah back to his senses. As Jonah learns first-hand, our God is the God of second chances, and it is actually to our benefit that there is nowhere we can run that is beyond His loving reach.