Reason to Rejoice

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May we all be grateful for the gift of life and love.

(Listen to my song “Give Praise and Thanks” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 103:2-4

Bless the LORD, my soul; and do not forget all his gifts, Who pardons all your sins, and heals all your ills, Who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with mercy and compassion.

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God indeed is Love (1 John 4:8).

This is not the mushy, sentimental, Hollywood-movie-kind-of-love.

This is agape-kind-of-love…the kind that is gratuitous and given abundantly even when the beloved is unresponsive and does not merit it.

It’s the kind of Love that would pour-itself-out to you even if you rejected it or responded to it with hate.

Jesus demonstrated this to us quite clearly.

Knowing this…and knowing, as St. Paul put it, that in God “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28)…then we have MUCH to be thankful, enthusiastic and joyful about!

Have a great weekend!

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Listen to my song “Give Praise and Thanks” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes 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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