We are all called to be whole-makers.

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


Acts 8:5-7

Thus Philip went down to [the] city of Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them. With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing. For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice, came out of many possessed people, and many paralyzed and crippled people were cured.


Philip went out to proclaim the Messiah to all who would listen.

This wasn’t a military-ruler-messiah…but the Servant Messiah of unconditional love and forgiveness that Jesus exemplified.

Philip showed us that Jesus was right when he was quoted as saying: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12).

Jesus was a whole-maker…a healer….and so Philip was carrying on that mission.

Philip was doing these works because he was plugged into the Great-Flow-of-Love that is animating the world.

Love heals…not always in a physical way but always on a deep spiritual level.

We, too, are being sent as missionaries of mercy.

Are you listening to the call?


Listen to the song of the day “Mercy Reigns” 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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