Good News

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Love is our Source and Destination.

(Listen to my song “God Is” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Jeremiah 31:3-4

With age-old love I have loved you; so I have kept my mercy toward you. Again I will restore you, and you shall be rebuilt.

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God’s justice is not retributive…but restorative.

God is Love (1 John 4:8).

Love has no interest in punishment.

God did not make us imperfect in order to punish and condemn us for our imperfection.

Only a cruel tyrant would do such a thing!

We were made imperfect so that we could experience and come to know what true unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion are…and be transformed in the process.

That is what God wants to do for us.

God has been at this redeeming business for a long time.

If you look at the story of God’s people throughout the bible it is one example after another of the people rejecting God…and then God relentlessly pursuing and calling them back over and over and over.

This is our story as well!

Jesus showed us that God will go to any lengths to show us love in the face of rejection…and that love will win in the end.

Actually…it is in the process of winning now.

Our Loving Source will never stop working to restore and redeem us.

This is the Good News of salvation!

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Listen to my song “God Is” 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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