Reading: Jonah 1:17-2:10
When you are on the road, watch out for the speedbumps. Sloooow …. dooooown …. Watch what you’re doing!
We are on a journey to Nineveh with Jonah, but this week we encounter a speedbump. That is what I think of poetry that has been woven into a narrative. Just like traffic managers put speedbumps in the road to slow drivers down, authors of biblical narrative have placed poetry in their stories to slow us down. This gives us time to reflect on the story, particularly from the point of view of the main character. What was he thinking? What was he feeling? How does the LORD respond?
This week we will be in chapter 2 of Jonah, with Jonah in the sea, inside a great fish. We will take time to reflect on the story and to reflect on how the story sheds light on our relationship with God.
See you this Sunday.
The LORD is Gracious!
Location:New Church Delft