Jesse Tree- Day 16: Jonah

This is probably one of my kids’ favorite Old Testament stories. They have this rhyming bible which tells this story in a particularly catchy and sing-songy way. So, when I read them this story yesterday, they chanted, “Uh-oh, Jonah! Shudda gone to Ninevah!”

Anyway!

Here is the ornament:

I don’t know why the camera decided this fish was green… it’s actually a pretty teal color. Anyway, the crochet pattern for this fish is here, just in case you want to make your own!

And so now… the scripture! Along with some beautiful art, of course! 🙂

The Story of Jonah

Jonah and the Whale, by Carlo Antonio Tavella, c. 17th century. Royal Museums Greenwich, Greenwich, United Kingdom.
Jonah and the Whale, by Carlo Antonio Tavella, c. 17th century. Royal Museums Greenwich, Greenwich, United Kingdom.
Jonah, by Albert Pinkham Ryder, c. 1885-1895. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., United States.
Jonah, by Albert Pinkham Ryder, c. 1885-1895. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., United States.
Jonah Thrown into the Sea, by Peter Paul Rubens, c. 17th century. Museum of Fine Arts, Nancy, France.
Jonah Thrown into the Sea, by Peter Paul Rubens, c. 17th century. Museum of Fine Arts, Nancy, France.
Seascape with Jonah and the Whale, by Gaspard Dughet, c. 1653-54. Royal Collection Trust, London, United Kingdom.
Seascape with Jonah and the Whale, by Gaspard Dughet, c. 1653-54. Royal Collection Trust, London, United Kingdom.
Jonah and the Whale, by Pieter Lastman, c. 1621. Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Jonah and the Whale, by Pieter Lastman, c. 1621. Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Jonah and the Whale, by Grand Ducal Workshops in Florence, c. 1610-20. Private collection.
Jonah and the Whale, by Grand Ducal Workshops in Florence, c. 1610-20. Private collection.

…remind me to follow God’s commands! If He is willing to send a fish/whale to swallow up Jonah when Jonah ignores Him, I’d hate to be on the wrong side of God!

Anyway! For our next blog, we shall take a closer look at Bethlehem! 🙂

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of four, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer.

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