True Security

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Do not fear because God’s love is both now and forever.

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Listen to my song “Changed” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Luke 18:14

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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This is one of Jesus’ teachings that throws the world’s teachings upside down.

In God’s eyes, it is the humble person who is exaltednot the brash and boastful.

It’s times like these when we realize the futility of trusting in all the trappings of this world.

The three “P’s” – power, prestige and possessions – are all meaningless in the long run.

They are delusions of grandeur.

They are mirages of security.

When they all fall to the wayside, what is left?

The real you, your true self as Thomas Merton would have called it, the beloved child of God that you are.

All the power, prestige and possessions in the world can do nothing for your soul…for the spiritual being that you are!

They will completely dissolve when our earthly bodies die.

Why do we invest so much of our time and energy into these material illusions?

The Coronavirus has certainly delivered a rude awakening to all of us who trusted in all the false so-called securities of this world.

The blessing is that we now clearly see that the only true security is God’s love for us and our love for each other.

When all the trappings are cleared away, we see ourselves as the one body of Christ that we are…and we are transformed.

The love of God is the one constant that each of us can indeed be certain.

May we share it with all!

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Listen to the song of the day “Changed” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music 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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