Love Is the Only Answer

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All struggles lead to new life if we trust in a Higher Power.


Listen to my song “You’ll Lead Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE.


Psalm 102:2-3

LORD, hear my prayer; let my cry come to you. Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.


Today’s scripture verses resonate deeply with me in regard to the many news interviews I’ve watched with nurses who are working tirelessly to save lives in hospital ICU’s.

I’ve heard their gut-wrenching accounts of having to do video calls to the loved ones of their dying patients to allow them to say goodbye.

I’m sure patients gasping for breath in those ICU’s are also calling out to God to please answer quickly!

I remember numerous times during my chaplain training when I was called to dire situations that were impossible to fix.

I could only try to be a compassionate presence.

This reminds me of a phrase that surfaced in the 1700’s: “the sacrament of the present moment.”

When we are truly compassionately present to someone in need – God’s presence manifests.

In Jesus’ words, the kingdom of God is at hand.

That’s because your little ego self got out of the way and allowed your deeper and truer self to emerge.

Pain and death are obviously a part of life.

We are in God’s creative cycle of life and death, life and death, etc.

And the glory of the cross is that Jesus showed us that death is not a defeat – but a transforming birth to eternal life.

Many are now calling out to God in distress.

Who will be the compassionate presence of God to them if not you and me?

This takes dying to our ego-generated false self so that our true self can rise.


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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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