“But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.” We learn in verse nine that Jonah knows God as the one who made the sea and the dry land and yet he somehow still believes that he may flee from God’s presence. Hiding like Adam and Eve, fleeing like Jonah; it’s all indication that we would rather have our way than God’s. Are you hiding these days? Are there things in your life that cause you to flee from God’s presence? God, thank you that you are faithful to pursue and find us. Amen!