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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Obedience (01/31/05)

TITLE: Jonah Became Vomit
By Robert Coskrey
02/04/05


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It was just an ordinary day for me until I got the call. Not just any call. The call.
The voice of the Almighty spoke to me. What did he say? I won the lottery.
Just kidding. Actually, there isn't a lottery. God told me the wickedness of the
people in Ninevah has come up before him. My call was to tell them that and
call them to repent. Yeah, right.

I didn't even like them. I've never been there. I sure wasn't about to go there.
So, I got on a boat and tried to flee from this call. That was my first mistake.
It was the only mistake I needed to mess up my life and the life of others.
A storm blew and shook the boat. Once they discovered me, they knew I
was the reason. They didn't even know me and yet, they didn't want me on
their boat. They knew I was running from God. So, over I went.

Then some fish mistook me for a snack. That was my second mistake. There
I was in the midst of previous meals, with slimy, stinky stuff floating around and
I take three days to decide I want out. After three days, I take on a new role.
This fish' vomit. Not only did I arrive late in Ninevah but I stank making it difficult
for people to listen.

Even though, I went the other direction, spent three days in a fish, and showed up
smelling, Ninevah got the message. I should of been proud of myself however, only
one thought entered my mind. Why did I make it so hard?

Take it from me. It's easier to just obey God.


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Joanne Malley02/07/05
Creative and cute! Joanne :)
Phyllis Inniss 02/09/05
I like the light-hearted way you treated this subject. Young people might relate to this take on Jonah.