There is a desire among some for a story or a recounting of a life episode to have a neat and complete resolution. Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, girl likes boy, slight misunderstanding, great return to each other, boy and girl live happily ever after. The story of Jonah refuses to be resolved so smoothly.
The final chapter of the book goes full circle to reveal more about Jonah as well as reaffirming key attributes about God. As it does so, there remains much we can gain insight on regarding the human condition and the character of God. What’s also striking is the nature of the ongoing dialogue between the two. An ongoing dialogue that does not easily resolve itself for either party, but one that invites us to constantly run with God rather than against Him to know Him and more of ourselves as a result.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden