The message of Easter is good news. It is, in fact, the best possible news, for it overcomes the worst news we can ever face: the news of death. God has graciously acted in Jesus Christ to rescue us from the consequences of our moral rebellion against him, and so through Christ we can be set free from the fear of death. Instead, we can begin to experience even now the reality of resurrection life.
Part 2 of Jonah – Jonah’s downward journey of disobedience ends in the depths of the sea. But in that distress he looks upward and discovers the gracious mercy of God. He is delivered from death, and responds in obedience, but has his rebellious heart really been broken?