When It Happened: About 800 BC
Key People: Jonah, People of Nineveh
Summary: God called Jonah to preach to the wicked and pagan city of Nineveh, the capital of the nation of Assyria. Jonah wanted no part of that and ran from God. But God’s purpose would not be stopped. Jonah’s disobedience led to this amazing account of God’s sovereignty and omnipotence over all of creation as He orchestrated wind, sea, and a great fish to carry out His plan! The Lord got Jonah’s attention, Jonah obeyed, and the people of Nineveh repented of their sins.
About God: God is omnipresent. He is everywhere! We can’t run from God, and His purposes will be accomplished.