Reading: Jonah 1:1-3
 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai:  “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”  But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish . He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Thought for Reflection:
Ok, so we know from the lofty heights of hindsight that this running away was a bad move for Jonah but spare a thought for him – he is in a panic because Ninevah is a big and powerful city (and wicked with it) and Jonah is small and weak. It is not surprising that he felt scared! He has forgotten that God is on his side, can’t we all identify with that?
Lord if you are with me all things are possible. Help me to know that today!