Rejoice

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Take courage because God is Love and cannot be defeated.

(Listen to my song “How Wonderful to Me” by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 136:1

Praise the Lord, who is so good; God’s love endures forever.

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We can sometimes be overwhelmed by the hateful and violent actions that are funneled to us non-stop through the media.

It can seem like there is no hope.

That is a very myopic view.

There are myriads and myriads of good works going on each day…compassionate responses that are transforming tragedies to points of light.

There are thousands of random acts of kindness that go unreported by the news that are slowly bringing about the kingdom of God.

Jesus compared such good works to yeast in dough: “It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed [in] with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened” (Luke 13:21).

We must be like that woman…and be mixers of acts of compassion and justice in the dough of every-day-life.

Stop and take a few minutes to consider the blessings in your life, all the unmerited gifts of God’s love poured out to us in family, friends, loved ones, pets, nature, art, music, compassion, mercy and forgiveness.

Each breath is another gift of God…each one saying, “I love you.”

God has been unconditionally loving for a very, very, very long time. That’s what God does because that’s who God is: Love (1 John 4:8).

Love cannot be defeated.

So take courage, take action…and rejoice!

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Listen to the song of the day “How Wonderful to Me” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes 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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