The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Jonah 1:4-6

Jonah had been called by God to go to the great city of Nineveh to announce judgment because of their wickedness. The prophet Jonah did not want to obey God, and boarded a boat that was going in the opposite direction. Jonah did not count on God’s intervention through a great storm to get his attention. 

But the Lord hurled a powerful wind over the sea, causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart. Fearing for their lives, the desperate sailors shouted to their gods for help and threw the cargo overboard to lighten the ship. But all this time Jonah was sound asleep down in the hold. So the captain went down after him. “How can you sleep at a time like this?” he shouted. “Get up and pray to your god! Maybe he will pay attention to us and spare our lives.” 

How has the Lord intervened in your life? In Jonah’s life God sent a great storm to get his attention. Storms in life have a way of sorting out what is really important in life. How did you come to know Jesus? Who brought you the good news? Was it a parent, a friend, or a stranger that God used to communicate the good news of being saved through faith (trust in God’s promises)? Take time to praise the Lord for His intervention in your life.

38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to Simon’s home, where he found Simon’s mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,” everyone begged. 39 Standing at her bedside, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she got up at once and prepared a meal for them. Luke 4:38-39.

To hear more about Jonah:

  Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Jonah 1:4–6, Luke 4:38-39). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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