The Grove Church

01.25.2015 Once More, With Feeling [Pastor Chris @ Christ UMC]

Today, we visit the story of Jonah the prophet, who was called by God to go to Nineveh. He didn't go and consequently ended up in the belly of a great fish, rather helpless- but not hopeless. Jonah consecrated his life to God while in the great fish and is given a second chance by God. While our culture may follow closely to the rule of "three strikes and you're out," our God has a heart of forgiveness, who loves us even when we aren't at our best. Often times it's not on our good days, where everything is going right, that we feel the power of God's love and grace. Often it's in our bad days when we come to appreciate His love for us the most.