January 17, 2016 | Sharad Yadav
Scripture: Jonah 1:4-16 | Series: The Sign of Jonah
In our resistance to God's calling all of us seek to escape; but God is so committed to blessing the world through his people that he pursues. In our struggle to care, he sends the storm to wake us from our self-obsession. In our struggle to contribute something to a hurting world he sends us gifted people caught in the fear of death and loss generated by idolatry to remind us that the knowledge of God is our only unique contribution. And in our struggle to sacrifice for others Jonah's offering of himself reminds us that there's only one life, given for us, that can empower us to die to ourselves for the sake of the world - the life of Jesus Christ which is the sign of Jonah.