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The Big Fish in the Room

When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?” (Jonah 3:10-4:4, ESVUK).


            I met a traveller from an antique land,
            Who said – “Too right I’m angry, seething hot;
            Far better had He smote me on the spot
            Than made me see the staying of His hand.
            His mercy stoops to depths I cannot stand:
            I’ve fled it like a fugitive, till caught
            And swallowed up, digested an…