Jonah Project Week 1

Jonah 1:1
The word of the Lordcame to Jonah son of Amittai.
On this first week of Advent 2013, you may want to pause for a few moments to quiet your mind, take a few deep breaths, listen to your heart beating, and consider the mystery of “the word of the LORD coming”. Long ago, the word of the LORD came to Jonah. He also had parents. His father’s name is mentioned: Amittai, which means, “my truth”. May your truth for your life be the word of LORD coming to you this Advent season, coming in the quiet, in the stillness, in the middle of the night, in the surprising whisper of the wind at midday, as you reflect upon a verse of Scripture or read God’s Word today. May you find time and place in your day this week to pause and receive the mystery and wonder of God’s Word, coming to us through Scripture and through our Lord Jesus Christ. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. “The Word of the LORD came and the Word of the LORD continues to come!”
NOTE: this Jonah Project will feature one verse from the Book of Jonah each week for a year, reflecting upon this Old Testament prophet, and our call to listen and follow God’s call upon our life to enter into this troubled world with God’s gift of compassion.