Sunday, September 21, 2008

The sign of Jonah

I was just thinking about Jonah. This is an interesting topic because it is much more complex than what you hear in Sunday School. But I was thinking about what Jesus said about the sign of Jonah he would give.

We can use the story of Jonah as a picture of the salvation story. Jonah is the Church, called out of the world to bear witness to the Kingdom of God. But the Church rebels against God and pursues the interests of the individuals. It is the work of God that brings our death in Christ and our new life in the resurrection of the Son.

Now the Church sits on the hill waiting for the destruction of sinners.

Lord, I am grateful that you are "gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity." May we view the world as the vine you have tended.


Rachel said...

That's pretty heavy.
I really like your blog and your thoughts. I agree with you on most things. Thanks.

Steven Kippel said...

Thank you, Rachel.