God spoke to Jonah concerning the people of Nineveh, but his own reservations sent him heading in the other direction. Jonah had no desire to see the people of Nineveh change their ways. It wasn’t until Jonah himself fled and experienced the wrath and mercy of God that he answered his calling. Jonah’s moment of disobedience lead to consequences that not only affected him, but threatened the lives of those around him. In his time of desperation, Jonah cried out to the Lord and first hand experienced the mercy of an all powerful God.