Rejoice and Be Glad

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We are created by Love that is eternal.

(Listen to my song God Is by clicking HERE)

(Learn more about my new album project by clicking HERE)

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Ephesians 1:3-5

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will.

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St. Paul never met the historical Jesus in the flesh…but he did have a mystical, life-changing experience of the resurrected Christ.

It happened as he walked on the road to Damascus where he intended to drag Christians in chains back to Jerusalem (Acts 9:2). Known as Saul at that time…he was a brutal persecutor of Christians.

But after the mystical encounter…he slowly became the most fervent follower of Christ.

He was the least deserving of such an unmerited transforming experience.

The Divinely-infused wisdom that St. Paul gives us in today’s scripture passage is that all people have been chosen before the creation of the world to be without blemish before God.

In Love we were destined for adoption to God through Christ…simply by God’s favor.

This is Grace beyond anything we can imagine! 

Is this your image of God?

If it’s not…please re-read today’s passage over and over.

Let it sink into your soul.

This is Good News!

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Listen to the song of the day “God Is” 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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