Sign of Jonah
At some points in our life, we always demand for a sign from God, and we pray like this:
Lord give me a sign na magiging kami.
As I grow with God, one thing that I realize is we do not need a sign, instead we need somebody to push us in our walk with God. The “Sign of Jonah” is all what we need.
Why we need the “Sign of Jonah”?
First, let’s review the life of Jonah:
The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”
But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.
– Jonah 1:1-3
But God didn’t give up. Instead, He sent a whale to devour Jonah, and inside the whale, He realize that He must do the will of God (Jonah 2:1-10).
The same thing with us. Sometimes, we forget to do the will of God, or sometimes, we ran away from Him. We cannot escape from Him. As we saw on the life of Jonah, God used a whale to push him to do God’s will and return to Him. For us, God is always sending someone, even the person that we do not expect, to push us to God.
Why we need the “Sign of Jonah”? Simple, for us to see the power and the might of our great and awesome God.
As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.”
– Luke 11:29