Wording of this Handout:
But then God made a super-grub, to eat the vine.
"Hey! Leave my shade alone! God away!"
"WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY ABOUT THE PLANT!"
"Because it was mine! And now look at it! I have a right to be angry!"
"YOU ARE ANNOYED ABOUT A SILLY LITTLE PLANT DYING, BUT YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN NINEVEH!"
"THERE ARE MORE THAN 120,000 CHILDREN IN THAT CITY! PLUS THERE ARE MANY INNOCENT ANIMALS! YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THEM FAR MORE THAN ABOUT A SILLY LITTLE PLANT!"
Jonah learned that God loves us all, and that God wants us all to turn away from sin. God does NOT want to punish anyone, but He will, eventually, if people refuse to change their ways.