Thursday, April 18, 2013

I Hear You: A Sermon Illustration

Sunday we will continue our walk through Jonah by examining 2:1-10. There Jonah cries from the belly of the great sea monster a psalm of repentance and thanksgiving. The promise of this great chapter (my favorite in the book) is that God hears us.

That truth reminds me of the following scene from September 14, 2001 - three days after the horrific terrorist attacks on 9/11. What then-President George W. Bush had to say to the workers is similar to what God says to us as we pray and repent: I hear you.

For more:
April 7, 2013 | John 1:1-3 - You Can Run But Not Hide: Why That is Really Good News

How Are We to Understand Jonah: As Historical?
How Are We to Understand Jonah: As Midrash?
How Are We to Understand Jonah: As Allegorical?
Holman Dictionary on Jonah
Bibledex on Jonah
VeggieTales and Jonah  

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