Spiritual Message of the Day 6/4

“Jonah was thrown into the sea, yet he was not thrown unto death. God’s Providence still held him, and God was still with His plan of sending him to the city of Nineveh for the sake of its salvation. Is this man, O Lord, still suitable for this great ministry, after all that he has done? Yes. This Jonah is My son, and My beloved. He is also My prophet, and I will send him to Nineveh. If he sinned I will correct him and make him useful for My ministry. I will save his soul and save the city through him. This unpolished stone, I undertake to chisel until I make it suitable for building. Indeed, God is wondrous in His longsuffering. He does not hastily abandon or become angry with His servants who fall”

Pope Shenouda