Good News

Listen to Bill’s song “Salvation” with this reflection. See how below

Luke 4:42-43
At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.”

Jesus certainly reflected God. But in His humanness, even Jesus needed space and quiet time for prayer (“went to a deserted place”) in order to maintain that closeness with God. Jesus attracted crowds who were looking for hope. The people were drawn to Jesus because He reflected the unconditional love, kindness and acceptance of God. He was not harsh or threatening to those who came to Him in their brokenness and sinfulness. There was no condemnation. This is why people wanted to be with Him. God’s kingdom is a place of unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness, compassion and justice. That is truly Good News! Jesus came to announce it and to live it. Do we reflect the same compassion, mercy and acceptance of God? We are called to do so.

Suggested song of the day– “Salvation” on the Live to Love album. Listen by clicking on the link “Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes” below “Blogroll” to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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