Compassionate Care

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God is carrying you through your struggles to new life.

(Listen to my song “I Will Give You Rest” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 9:35-36

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. 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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Jesus was going around “proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom”…or in other words, “the good news of the reign of God in the here and now.”

We experience that reign when we know in our hearts that we are loved exactly as we are.

You don’t have to earn it.

That, my friends, is the Good News.

And once we know it…we can follow Jesus in proclaiming it through our words and actions.

When we are participating in the flow of God’s love, mercy, grace, forgiveness and compassion…the kingdom of God is near.

Notice that Jesus brought this message mostly to those at the bottom of society…those who were left out or rejected.

He brought this message to those who were sick…and he cured them.

Do you ever feel like one of the people in this crowd?

Are you troubled over something or feel abandoned?

Each of us has a place inside in need of unconditional love and compassion. We have an issue or a struggle that we just can’t seem to deal with on our own.

It is a part of the human condition that Jesus knew so well.

This isn’t so you can feel ashamed or defeated…but so you can experience what Unconditional Love is.

Jesus wanted to be with the people who were suffering and in need of help.

The Risen Christ wants to be your shepherd today.

Bring your troubles to him…and find rest.

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