Gospel

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The Source of the universe…is Love.

(Listen to my song “Lift Up Our Voices” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Micah 7:18-19

Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance; And will again have compassion on us, treading underfoot our guilt?

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The prophet Micah speaks here of the God that Jesus knew well.

It is not a judgmental, punishing God…but a God of love and forgiveness.

Our Creator, who is Love (1 John 4:8), constantly pours out Love (Godself) on all creation…accepting us exactly who we are in our imperfection.

God works with everything…continuing to create in love.

And we are here to be a part of it.

God yearns for us to know love and to be love…demonstrating this fully in the life of Jesus.

Jesus healed and forgave.

He met hate with love and forgave those who crucified him while hanging on the cross…even when they had not asked for forgiveness (Luke 23:33-34)!

And his death was not the end…but a grand, new beginning.

Resurrection and new life was to follow.

Love will win out.

As St. Paul said, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

This is Good News!

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Listen to my song “Lift Up Our Voices” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream 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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