Let Go and Live


May your journey lead you to wholeness.

(Listen to the song of the day “Come to Jesus” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Mark 5:41-43

Jesus took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. At that they were utterly astounded. He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.


Can you imagine being present in that room when Jesus actually brought this girl back to life?

I’m sure we all would have been “utterly astounded”!

We all go through various “deaths” as we take our spiritual journeys.

It seems the pains and sorrows we encounter are necessary to loosen the grip of our egos on our lives…so that we might enter into a bigger story.

We need to know in our heart that this life is not my story…but God’s story.

It seems to be the only way our egos will willingly let go.

Otherwise, our lives become all about creating a “false self” by gratifying the insatiable desires of our egos.

My “true self” can only emerge when my “false self” dies.

Jesus showed us that his concern was for the healing and wholeness of others.

Notice in today’s scripture how he wants the miracle to remain a total secret.

That’s because Jesus doesn’t want the focus on him…but on the healing of the girl.

It’s not about his ego…but her wholeness.

Jesus has that same concern for you.

If you need healing and new life…do not fear.

Let goturn to Jesus and hear his voice say, “Arise!”


Listen to the song of the day “Come to Jesus” on the Live to Love 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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