Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Reluctant

Jonah 3:1-3
The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. 

Sometimes it takes a while
for the message to get through.
Sometimes it needs time
to sink in.
To be confirmed.
While there are other times,
when it's not our understanding
that is slow
but, rather, our willingness
to follow through,
to act on what we discern.
There's nothing wrong with our hearing
but our spirit is reluctant.
Sometimes we get a second chance.
But at other times,
the moment is lost forever.
How will we know
unless we listen carefully.
Unless we rein in our restless spirits
and follow the way
our Creator reveals?
How will we know
what might have been?
We trust in the God
of second chances.
But just now and again, 
hearing and responding
first time around
unlocks amazing potential...

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