Jonah knew where God wanted him to go, but instead he went his own way -- away from Him. However, despite this rebellion, God never gives up on Jonah, instead He pursues him unconditionally, until his heart and faith are restored.
In this issue, we follow Jonah’s journey and the issues he struggles with, such as self-deception, self-interest and relating to God on his own terms. In addressing these failings we can learn steps to becoming spiritually mature and understand that God is ever-patient. Like Jonah’s story, God’s grace is similarly always pursuing us, and through knowing His love and mercy we are always granted the chance we need.