The power of vulnerability

Jonah 1:1-17, 3:1-10 and 4:1-11
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Focus passage: Jonah started into the city, walking one day, and he cried out, “Just forty days more and Nineveh will be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God.  They proclaimed a fast and put on mourning clothes, from the greatest of them to the least significant. Jonah 3:4-5

Sometimes people are able to hear the message that God has given us to say because we present it in a very real, vulnerable way.  It is really hard to try to look like you have it together when you are covered in the goo that comes from the inside of a fish’s stomach.  Perhaps his clothes are somewhat eaten up by digestive juices. Jonah’s story teaches us that our woundedness can be a means to offering genuineness and healing to others.

Prayer: God, help me to love my enemies, to allow your love to permeate all of me today.  Amen.

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