Prayer 282: The joy of Jonah

Dear God

I do love the book of Jonah – it’s so simple, dramatic and has a clear message. Plus it’s short so you don’t have to wade through acres of descriptions of laws, measurements or family trees, hurrah! Sorry, but those parts of the Bible are really terribly dull, so Jonah makes a refreshing change.

Mind You, one memorable thing I do take away with me today is that it’s best to avoid the sea and ships. Something I’ve always tried to stick to in my life wherever possible, so I hope in this regard at least I am indeed following Your commands …

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