One of the shortest, yet most powerful books in the Old Testament is Jonah. God called Jonah to go in one direction, and he ran the other. In the end, God found a way to get Jonah exactly where he wanted him. Even through Jonah’s heart was not in the right place, God used him to bring an entire nation to repentance and trust in him.
There are some powerful lessons in the book of Jonah for all of us who tend to “run from God.”