Amazing Grace

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There is an Infinite Love yearning to transform us.

(Listen to my song “The Way You Are” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Ezekiel 16:62-63

For I will re-establish my covenant with you, that you may know that I am the Lord, that you may remember and be covered with confusion, and that you may be utterly silenced for shame when I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord God.

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The prophet Ezekiel tells us of a God who confounds logic.

This is not a God who punishes those who were completely unfaithful…but a God who instead pardons.

This God simply forgives…and those who are forgiven are “utterly silenced for shame.”

So it’s not like we will be simply let off the hook.

We will instead have to face the devastating awareness that we failed to love the way we were meant to…and we’ll have to face it in the Light of Love itself.

The prophet shows us that we are all part of a great love story…and are meant to take part in it.

God is the Unconditional Lover. The objects of God’s Love, human beings, have been betraying God since the very beginning.

And yet…God remained faithful. Despite that…we continued to turn away.

Humans are still doing horrendous things to other humans…as well as to other creatures and to the earth itself.

And still…God relentlessly pursues us saying, “I love you! I love you!” 

How many times have we experienced this Infinite Love?

How many times…have we turned away?

How many times have we been “utterly silenced for shame” when God pardons us again…and again…and again

Take a few moments and try to comprehend such an Amazing Love.

Allow it to melt your heart so others may know this Love through you.

It’s a Love that will not relent…until the love story is complete.

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Listen to my song “The Way You Are” on the Mercy Reigns 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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