Through the book of Jonah we are constantly confronted by situations where God’s mercy unfolds in unanticipated ways which, as a result, bring about unexpected responses and outcomes. The book calls us to be confronted by God’s unanticipated mercy.
Part 1 - A Disturbing Call From A Merciful God
The call by God for Jonah to go to Nineveh to preach is a call which confronts Jonah with a disturbing dynamic of God’s unanticipated mercy. Jonah finds this call too disturbing so he goes in the opposite direction to run away from the call of God.