Jonah never did what he was told, even as a kid. So when God asked him to do a task , he was quick to make up excuses.
Jonah, I need you to go to the city of Nenavah and send on a message to the people. I need you to tell them to stop fighting and love one another. Show them how to love one another. Do this for me Jonah, please.
No! I am a Jew so the people of Nenavah will kill me! I refuse to go there and try to talk to them!
Still refusing to agree with God, Jonah ran and hopped on a ship heading for Tarshish. In return, God created a massive storm that rocked the seas.
Jonah explains what happened and how he disobeyed god and the storm is his punishment.
What did you do??!!
The crew decide to throw Jonah over-board to stop the storm. As the storm calms, Jonah knows he's going to drown. God has other plans for him and sends a whale to calm swallow him and take him back to shore.