Homeward Bound

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Eternal Love is carrying each of us.

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

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Isaiah 49:15

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.

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When you feel like you’re alone…like you’ve been rejected…take comfort that Jesus became the one totally rejected.

But in response, Jesus continued to mirror for us the true nature of God.

He forgave his persecutors.

He forgave all those who betrayed him.

God’s love is not based on conditions or expectations.

This does not mean we won’t face struggles in life. As Julian of Norwich stated, “If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.”

Just as Jesus spread God’s love to the worldwe are called to do the same.

We are called to respond to persecution as Jesus did…with forgiveness.

And just as Jesus was transformed to new life…we, too, will be transformed.

As the Prophet Isaiah tells us in today’s scripture verses…we are God’s children.

God’s love for each of us is as tender as a mother’s love for her babies.

This love is meant to be shared through us with everyone and all creation.

It’s a Love that will bring us safely from birth….to death…to New Life.

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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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1 Response to Homeward Bound

  1. kenfales says:

    We hear “Forgive them for they know not what they do,” but I wonder if we always recall that when Jesus said it, he was nailed to a cross, beaten bloody, witnessing the heartbreak of his mother and his friends, and witnessing the Romans who nailed him to the cross joking about him. If we recognized that, how could we hold another as guilty for such trivialities as cutting us off in traffic or taking the last cup of coffee or even saying something mean-spirited.

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