Jonah Being Swallowed by the Fish, 1476, Kennicott Bible, Public Domain
I was particularly harried that day. (Who am I kidding? I was particularly harried every day!) It was a bright fall morning and I’d just gotten my two teens out the door to different high schools. My little boys were loaded in the back seat, snug in their car seats. The plan was to drop them off at the church preschool, then scoot upstairs to my Bible study. I was in a hurry. But my three-year-old’s question stopped me in my tracks.
“Mom, why is Jonah called a prophet? Why don’t we call him a missionary?” came the sweet little voice over the sound of the latest Casting Crowns harmony.
I turned down the radio…..
“Wait. What?” Maybe I misheard him.
He sighed and started again. “Why is Jonah a prophet and not a missionary?”
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