Jonah and the Great Fish
The city of Nineveh was filled with wicked people. God was
ready to destroy the city, but first he asked a prophet named
Jonah to go warn the people in the city.
However, Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh. He did not
care about the people there. So he tried to run away from
God by going on a ship headed for a city named Tarshish.
While the ship was at sea, God sent a violent storm. The
ship rocked so wildly that the sailors were afraid it would
break up. They tried to pray to their gods for help, but the
Jonah knew the storm was his fault because he had not obeyed
God. He told the sailors, "Throw me into the sea, and
the storm will go away."
When the men threw Jonah overboard, the sea became calm.
Then God sent a great fish to swallow Jonah. Jonah was inside
the fish for three days and three nights.
Jonah prayed to God, asking the Lord to help him. The fish
then spit Jonah out upon the shore.
This time when God asked Jonah to go to Nineveh, Jonah obeyed.
When the people of Nineveh heard about the warning from God,
they turned away from their wickedness and followed the Lord!
Can you find your way to Jonah inside the belly of the great