Death to Life


When we give ourselves in lovenew life comes our way.

(Listen to my song “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 30:12-13

You changed my mourning into dancing; you took off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness. O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks.


God is in the redemption business.

The whole universe is participating in a great act of dying and rising.

All of it.

This is true for each of us on the large scale of our birth and death…and also on the smaller scale of each day as we go through little “dyings” and “risings” along the way.

There comes a time when we must let go of one thing so that another thing can begin.

When we resist change…we create suffering for ourselves by blocking the Spirit’s creative flow in our lives.

Dying and rising is part of the deal.

Love requires it.

Jesus showed us this quite clearly through how he lived and died.

As he stated, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13).

But he also showed us that death is not the end.

It’s the door to transformation and new life!

So allow this knowledge to settle in your heart.

Accept Love’s invitation to turn your mourning into dancing.

How magnificent, wondrous and glorious is God!


Listen to my song “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” 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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