All week I have been thinking about Jonah and his running away from what God called him to do. God did not let him get away. Perhaps sending the whale to save Jonah was a grace that he would later thank God for, but I do not think it was a pleasant time for him. Imagine what those three days and nights were like for this unwilling prophet. He knew he had run away from God. I guess, in little things, we sometimes try to run away from what God wants of us. He pursues us, too. Maybe we are not thrown into the sea, but sometimes we feel a storm within us. God always gives us calm and peace, so we need to run to God.