The Lord’s word came to Jonah a second time: “Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and declare against it the proclamation that I am commanding you.” And Jonah got up and went to Nineveh, according to the Lord’s word. (Now Nineveh was indeed an enormous city, a three days’ walk across.) -Jonah 3:1-3
The Lord’s word came, a second time. Let those words fall upon your ears and heart. A second time. We never get only one chance with God. You know the thing you messed up? The time yesterday you didn’t do what you should’ve done. Worry no more.
You know when you’re at a delicious meal, and the food seemingly runs out? Isn’t it great grace when the cook emerges form the kitchen and says, “There’s seconds! Eat up!”
Peace to you. God tries again with you. Mercy is new every day. If you’re ready to try again with God, lean your ear in. What do you hear God saying to you again, a second time?
Pray: Thank you for your abundant grace O God! Let me hear your direction and act today, even if I didn’t yesterday. In Jesus’ name! Amen.
Risk: Offer someone else a second chance as God has offered you.
Family: Make extra of a favorite food for dinner tonight. Offer everyone seconds! Talk about how God’s grace never runs out.