Let the Joy Rise

Luke 12:6-7
Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

Fear. How often does it stop us in our tracks…or push us to do what we don’t want to do or not do what we want to? And yet one of Jesus’ most quoted phrases was: “Do not be afraid.” Do we fear that God really doesn’t love us? Jesus says that we are loved beyond what words can expressno matter what we do! We are free from the bondage of having to earn God’s love. It has already forever been given. As St Paul stated, “In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, so that we might exist for the praise of his glory…”(Ephesians 1:11-12).
Fear notyou are God’s beloved!

Suggested song of the day– “Let the Joy Rise” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available for purchase by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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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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