Jonah got on that ship and hid way down deep inside. Then the boat began to be tossed in the waves because of a great storm. Because Jonah was a prophet, the sailors asked him, "What should we do to stop this terrible storm?"
"Throw me overboard into the sea," Jonah answered, "and the sea will become calm." The sailors picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea and the storm stopped at once.
Did Jonah drown in the sea? No! God sent a great fish to save him. He prayed to the Lord and decided that it had been wrong to run from the Lord and promised to fulfill his promises to God.
This week our Sunday School lesson includes ocean science experiments, creating an origami ocean animals and ocean snacks. Just as God had a task for Jonah, he has a plan for you and me. When it comes to doing what God wants us to do, we might run, but we cannot hide!