Jonah Repents


The Lord told the prophet Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and tell the people to repent or they would be destroyed. But Jonah didn’t go to Nineveh; he ran away on a ship. The Lord sent a fierce storm. Jonah knew he had not obeyed. He told the men on the ship to throw him overboard. The storm stopped, and Jonah was swallowed by a large fish. Jonah prayed and repented. After three days the fish put him on dry land. This time Jonah obeyed the Lord and preached repentance to the people of Nineveh. They repented and were saved from destruction. (See Jonah 1–3.)

Color the picture below that illustrates this event. You could use the picture in family home evening or Primary to talk about repentance.

Jonah Repents(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Thomas S. Child