"You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in mercy, and one who relents concerning threatened judgment" Jonah 4:2
Kawaii Ichthys Barrettes
I've recently been studying the book of Jonah. What jumps out to me time and time again is the grace and compassion God offers each one of us.
It matters not what our life circumstances are... God wants more than anything to be compassionate and merciful to us. The people of Ninevah were evil -- about as evil as they come -- yet God wanted to give them one last chance to turn to Him. He wanted them to know Him, to know His love, to live with him eternally. Though Jonah fought God and ran from him when asked to go to the people of Ninevah, God continued to love Jonah, continued to be compassionate towards him, wanted to extend grace and mercy to Jonah.
That is how truly magnificent our Lord is at all times. It matters not our circumstances. Whether we live a life far away from God, whether we walk with Him daily, whether we run when asked to do what we do not want to do.... it matters not. God still loves us. God still extends grace and mercy and compassion. God still wants us to accept Him and follow Him and will always accept us into His arms. All we have to do is ask.