Posted by: Katie Cottle | December 15, 2009

Jesse Tree: Day 17

December 15

Scripture:  Jonah 3:1-5

Reading:  Jonah was one of God’s special preachers, called a prophet. God asked Jonah to do a special and important job. But Jonah didn’t want to do the job God asked him to do, and so he ran away.

Of course, God always knew where Jonah went; no one can run away from God. God was with Jonah on the storm-tossed ship, and God was with Jonah in the belly of the fish. God was with Jonah when he finally went to Nineveh to do the job God had asked Jonah to do.

We can’t run away from God. God wants us to obey him, but even when we don’t, God is still with us. God loves us at all times and in all places.

Talk About:  Have you ever tried to hide from God?

Prayer:  Loving God, thank you for watching over us in all things.

Written by Christina Van Eyl. Illustrations by Helen Phillips except for the lion which was drawn by Jeff Brown.

Ornament by our group:


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