But by the heat of the day, all that remained of the magnificent shading plant was its withering skeleton of stalks and shoots. In his preoccupation with his meal, he somehow missed the very pale figure of a man below the plant.
In a rant, this human was shaking his fist toward the sky and expressing his dismay…
The response that came from above made little sense to Willie. He just did as he was told… “Eat the plant!” Now it seemed, the message from the Sender was directed toward the man below rather than him.
“Is your own comfort more important than the great need of Nineveh?” Jonah 4
(Inspired by a message from my pastor, Joey Rountree)