Rest

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No matter what your troubles…an Eternal Love will never leave you.

Listen to my song “I Will Give You Rest” by clicking HERE.

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Matthew 9:36

At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.

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It takes being at the bottom before you realize how much you need a Higher Power.

When you are at the top it is difficult to be aware that you truly need God. Why would you…if you are wealthy, healthy and powerful?

Those at the top are more likely to want to protect and accumulate what they have. They have little motivation to help someone poor and struggling. Many times…they don’t even see such people.

Remember Jesus saying how hard it was for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God? That’s because many times they become attached to their power, possessions and prestige. Thankfully, there are some very generous people of wealth willing to put their money, power and influence at work for good.

Jesus modeled the way for us to follow. He moved down the so-called ladder of success…and joined those at the bottom. Jesus reached out to those who were cast out by society. Many were sick and in need of healing. They were “troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.”

Jesus showed us that God has a deep love for those who are poor and suffering.

Sometimes it takes being troubled and abandoned before we will let go of our attachments to things that can’t save us (as in make us whole)…so that we can turn to the Shepherd who will rescue us every time.

Why not do it now?

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Listen to the song of the day “I Will Give You Rest” 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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