All Belong

Luke 15:4-6
“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.'”

If you feel lost in any way…or like there is something about you that if anyone knew…they could not possibly love you…know that God loves you just the way you are. Jesus tells us in today’s scripture verses the amazing depth of God’s care for you. God will never give up on you or turn away from you…but instead will relentlessly pursue you. And wherever it is inside you that you feel no one could possibly love you…or whatever it is that you did that you are ashamed of…know that that is exactly where God wants to embrace you…accept you…and call you beloved “son” or “daughter.” God’s love does not depend on your goodness…but God’s. Rest in that.

Suggested song of the day– “I Will Give You Rest” on the Live to Love album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!


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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