How the Story Ends

And as many of you know already, when we come to the end of the book of Jonah, rather than seeing a rejoicing, God glorifying, ecstatic prophet, we get just the opposite. This isn’t the usual fairy-tale ending where the hero learned their lesson and is changed for the better. No, the story of Jonah is the opposite. He is in no more merciful of a state than he was when he originally fled from God back in chapter 1. And this makes for a very human ending.