“Chosen To Serve”
3rd Sunday After Epiphany
“PEOPLE CHOSEN TO SERVE…”
What if your mobile phone rings and you see the name Jesus calling you? What will you do? Will you answer? Will you think and have second thoughts? Will you ignore and just let it ring..
Let’s take a moment this morning and review Jonah’s calling and how he responded. It starts off when God tells His servant Jonah to travel to the city of Nineveh and prophesy. God’s message is extremely simple, clear to the point and direct. What should have been a rather simple but lengthy trip takes a rather interesting and sudden turn.
Rather than obey the LORD, Jonah decides to set out in the opposite direction. Going to Nineveh was the farthest thing on his travel list. Jonah also believes that he can merely refuse God’s assignment without any consequences. But he was greatly mistaken.