Eternal Hope

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Human created misery cannot extinguish the Divine Light.

(Listen to my song “Make Your Way” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 34:19

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.

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Jesus knows what it is like to be “broken-hearted” and to have his “spirit crushed.”

Can you imagine the colossal impact of his rejection?

He had brought the message of God’s unconditional love, mercy and forgiveness to all people. But instead of being embraced, he was beaten like the worst criminal and executed in the cruelest fashion.

That called for revenge and retribution, right? Wrong!

What better way to show what Unconditional Love is…than for Jesus to respond to the most unjust treatment with mercy and forgiveness!

This is the Ultimate Expression of Love and Grace! “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34) is what he said.

And how true! His persecutors were unconscious to reality.

But that was not the end of it.

Death itself could not prevail against the Love of God.

Resurrection and new life followed.

Such transformation awaits each of us whose heart is broken and spirit is crushed.

This is Good News that saves us now and always!

But it also calls us to action to be missionaries of the same love and forgiveness.

May we each follow the way of Jesusexperience salvation…and then pass it on to the world!

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Listen to the song of the day “Make Your Way” 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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