Mercy Reigns

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May love be the motivation of all our actions.

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Psalm 34:19

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.

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It seems this world rewards the “winners” and rejects the “losers.”

Our culture says that “winning is everything.”

Of course…that creates a LOT of losers.

But look what Jesus did in the parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). He tells of the vineyard owner giving the same wages to the workers who arrived late in the day…as the workers who worked the whole day. When the first workers complained…the owner said, “Are you envious because I am generous?”

Jesus spoke of a gratuitously generous God who lavished love and mercy on all…because everyone is a beloved son or daughter of God. Jesus reached out to the leper, the blind, the lame…as well as the adulterer and the tax collector. He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:3).

Jesus…hanging on the cross…was the ultimate “loser” in the eyes of the world. But that was not the end. Through death there came resurrection and victory!

He showed us that God will be with us in our time of need…when our hearts are broken and our spirits are crushed…as well as in the shadow of death…

and He will lead us to new life.

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Listen to the song of the day “Mercy Reigns” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

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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