Cycle of Love

When we let go…we open ourselves to new life.

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

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Psalm 104:29-30

When you take away their breath, they perish and return to the dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created and you renew the face of the earth.

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We are part of a grand cycle of dying and rising.

It’s been happening since the universe began with the big bang…estimated around 14 billion years ago.

We have no idea what was before that!

We see this cycle at work in all things: birth, growth, decline and death.

It happens throughout the cosmos.

Life somehow is animatedsparked into being.

We believe the Animator…the Giver of Life…is God…Who is Love itself (1 John 4:8).

Each of us has a part in this cycle and God is intimately involved in all of it.

St. Paul described our interconnectedness with God in this way: “In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Jesus showed us that life is an exercise in letting godying before dying.

When we die to our egos’ self-centered desires…our true selves rise.

We are called to do what Jesus did, “Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself” (Philippians 2:6-7).

God empties God-self into us and all things, and then we and all things empty ourselves back into God.

And Jesus also showed us that death is not the end…but the beginning of new life that is eternal.

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Listen to the song of the day “Seasons” on the Listen to Your Heart 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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