Jonah’s Preaching Wins the Sand Sculpture Contest

post date: July 19, 2011

Covered with seaweed, Jonah preaches to Nineveh.
This afternoon we had the annual Sand Sculpture contest at Cannon Beach. Different families work together to produce the best sand sculpture using wet sand and anything else they can find. Brandon Beene and I served as the official judges for this grand event.

This year’s entries included several turtles covered with seaweed, a very impressive volcano that spewed flames, and several versions of the city of Nineveh since I’ve been preaching through Jonah this week. One of the turtles had a nose ring made of a Keep Believing wristband.

Twp different groups depicted Jonah being vomited out of the mouth of the great fish. Since we couldn’t decide between them, Brandon and I declared them co-winners of the Grandmaster prize. In this particular version, you can see a young girl covered with seaweed as she comes out of the mouth of the great fish. When we came around for judging, she cried out, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be destroyed!” which is exactly what Jonah preached (Jonah 3:4). The people in the background with their hands raised represent the city of Nineveh turning to God. 

It was very creative, and a good visual depiction of the greatest revival in history. All the contestants received awards at dinner tonight as we celebrated the great week we’re having at Cannon Beach. 

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