Reading: Jonah 1
Quotes: “Elements of Jonah’s story and Christ’s story are often juxtaposed in this art, hinting at how clearly and easily the early believers connected the two. On the ceiling in one Roman catacomb, a figure of Christ the Good Shepherd is encircled by illustrations of the Jonah story. These are interspersed with separate figures of a man, a woman, and a child with arms raised in prayer—a cross section of the Christian family seeking a heavenly afterlife. Those early believers seemed to relish the story of Jonah because they kept hearing in it the voice of their resurrected Savior and Shepherd.” –Tchividjian, Surprised by Grace, 21-22.
Books: Surprised by Grace by Tullian Tchividjian
Image: Raphael’s “The Prophets Hosea and Jonah”
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.