The light of God’s love is eternally shining on everyone and everything.

(Listen to my song “I Stand in the Light” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE)


Mark 5:36

“Do not be afraid; just have faith.”


A synagogue official had just pleaded for Jesus to return with him to his home and cure his daughter who was ill.

But then others came to inform them that the girl had died.

That’s when Jesus said the above comment to the father of the girl.

Jesus often advised his listeners not to be afraid.

Another scripture put it this way: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love (1 John 4:18).”

Remember: “God is love” (1 John 4:8).

And Love drives out fear.

So when you are afraid…catch it immediately.

Observe it.

Allow God’s love to shine upon that fear until it disappears.

What’s the worst thing that could happen?

Death? It has no power!

St. Paul declared that death no longer has any sting: “We shall not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:51).

This is also the message of the thousands and thousands of Near Death Experiencers who have returned after being resuscitated following a medical death to assure us of eternal acceptance and joy in the hereafter. 

Death is merely a doorway to transition.

Allow this certainty to lift you and inspire you!


Listen to the song of the day “I Stand in the Light” 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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