The thrust of the sermon is why Jonah, and why do we still today, as recipients of the Great Commission disobey God? While it may appear that we can run or hide from God, we are only fooling ourselves. God is in control of things, not us. When we choose to disobey him, we should expect bad consequences. From the moment Jonah went his own way, things started to go wrong. But though he has forgotten God, God in His mercy has not forgotten him. God still loves Jonah, still longs for him, and still hopes for him. And so in mercy, He sends a storm after him. The love of God is wider than the measure of man’s mind (2 Peter 3:9). Our role may not be as dramatic as Jonah’s, but we have a duty to God to carry it out to the best of our ability.