Sign of Jonah


Love will always lead you home.

(Listen to my song “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 44:24-25

Awake! Why do you sleep, O Lord? Rise up! Do not reject us forever! Why do you hide your face; why forget our pain and misery?


Sometimes it feels like God has abandoned us.

If you are suffering in some way and feel as though God is far away…remember that Jesus felt such pain in the most extreme way.

On the cross he cried out to God, “Why have you abandoned me?”

But God was not gone.

Our Loving Creator is always there…holding us silently and eventually leading us to new life.

Suffering seems to be the great mystery.

But it also seems to be the one thing that leads us to let go of one thing…so that another can begin.

Jesus questioned…but also surrendered to what was happening.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).

As Jesus hung on the dross…he hung between life and death…arms outstretched embracing it all.

And when all was said and done, the crucifixion was not the end.

Following the death of Jesus…was the resurrection of the Christ!

Jesus showed us the way to transformation and new life

Look to him…and follow!


Listen to the song of the day “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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