Journaling Lent: Day 17, Jonah's Flight

God called Jonah to go and preach repentance to the wicked city of Nineveh. Instead Jonah left and literally ran away from God's calling. He boarded a ship and set sail for Tarshish which was the opposite direction of Nineveh. 

TARSHISH------------------<<<<<------JONAH------------------------------------------------------NINEVEH

Can someone really run and hide from God? Adam and Even 'hid' from God after they committed the first sin. David in Psalm 139 says, "Where can I go to escape Your spirit...your presence?  If I go to heaven or make my bed in Hell, You are there." 

God is omnipresent in the World and in our lives. Yes, he is everywhere at all times in our lives. Whether you want him there or not, he is there. When you don't feel, hear, or see Him - he is there. When you don't know Him, He is there.

He's there and He's close because He wants us. He wants to be close to us. He wants us to succeed.

He's a good good Father who will always love and forgive us no matter what.

He forgave Jonah.
He forgave Nineveh.
He forgave You. Now believe it.

Emmanuel - God is with us.