The Hunger Games of God

As Willie began feasting on the lower leaves, he thought, “I’ve found the motherload! I could dine here for weeks!”

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)

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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4 Responses to The Hunger Games of God

  1. granbee says:

    Love the way you point us to the voice from above and why we need to discern to whom that voice is actually speaking! Also, the “needs of Ninevah”, the feeding of the many, is always a most urgent item on our agendas today, right?

  2. Eric Alagan says:

    What a twist, what a missive clothed so innocuously in this little tale.

  3. Wow! What a question…!

  4. Scott Sholar says:

    Thanks for sharing, and God bless you.

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