Okay, take two folks. Not sure what happened to that last post, sorry! As I was saying, my handmade Christmas presents have been sent off and I’ve been back to working on these bad boys. Made a mistake on the last round–Samuel is day 13, not 12.
Day 13: Samuel (see this post)
Yes, yes. I know it was a FISH, not a whale that swallowed Jonah. But does it really matter? (And is “whale” even in the Bible? Maybe there wasn’t a word for whale back then?) The important thing is that Jonah was swallowed alive by a sea-dwelling critter, survived three days and was doing well enough to pray for deliverance. Then the dude was puked up on a beach and delivered. Whale? Fish? Who cares!
As we have done our Jesse Tree ornament and story each evening, it’s refreshing to remind ourselves of how faithful our God is to his promises. The same God who promised Abraham that he would have descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and that through him all nations would be blessed, is the God who carries out this promise through saving people like Rahab, Ruth and the Ninevites. I hope that Jonathan and Nora remember more than disconnected Bible stories as they grow. I pray that they would know the God who orchestrated the history of the world to show how faithful he is to his promises and to his people.