Homeward Bound


A Great Compassion is leading us safely to new life and wholeness.

(Listen to my song Love Will Always Lead You Home on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 23:4

Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and staff give me courage.


In life…we all share the walk “through a dark valley.”

It’s part of the human experience.

Life is wonderful when all is going our way. But when we are in the middle of struggles or losses…life can be not so much fun.

However, these are precisely the times when we can best surrender ourselves to a Higher Power.

For me…these are the times when despite the seeming hopelessness…there was hope.

Something…some Great Lovecarried me.

The path of Love will lead us through many a dark valley.

Love responds to those in need with compassion. And since God is Love (1 John 4:8), then this is what God does.

Jesus showed us this quite clearly.

We are called to follow Jesus in doing the same.

He also showed us that all dark valleys eventually lead to beautiful, bright mountaintops.

Transformation and new life are assured if only we trust.

The dark valleys teach us that we cannot do it on our own. The Good Shepherd comes to us no matter how far we have strayed. He will never give up on us.

This Great Love comes to us through the actions of others; through scripture and other inspired writings; through creation itself; and also through the silence of our hearts.

When all else fails us…this Shepherd will still be there to lead us.

“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack” (Psalm 23:1). How could I want for anything when I already have the total unconditional love and acceptance of God?

We are all part of God’s wondrous, unfolding plan of creation. 

There is nothing to fear!


Listen to my song “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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