When Jonah was called by the Lord to go and preach a message of repentance to the people of Nineveh, he decided to board a ship and sail in the opposite direction. Jonah thought running away from God would solve all of his problems.
Jonah 1:4 But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up. 5 Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep.
As Jonah went to sleep in the lower part of the ship, he did not count on the Lord pursuing him and yet this is what God did. Throughout the Scriptures we see the Lord is a God of intervention and that He is a pursing God. The Lord does not give up because people want to go in the wrong direction in life. Instead of giving up, the Lord pursues us. This speaks to the Lord’s great love and His willingness to go to great lengths to help us fulfill His plans for our life. Our Lord is truly a God of intervention.
When the Lord calls us to faith, it takes His intervention. When the Lord prompts us to pray, it because of His intervention. When the Lord answers our prayers, it is because of His intervention. There is no greater intervention in human history than Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. The character of God includes his mercy of intervention. That is who God is and how He interacts with His children.
How has God intervened in your life? How is God intervening in your life right now? Where do you need God’s intervention right now?
To hear more about how God intervened in Jonah’s life, listen here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/the-call/the-call-jonah