Let Go and Live

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Death to life is an ongoing cycle of God’s creative plan.


Listen to my song “Make Your Way” on YouTube by clicking HERE.


Jeremiah 14:19

Why have you struck us a blow that cannot be healed? We wait for peace, to no avail; for a time of healing, but terror comes instead.


Do the words of the prophet Jeremiah resonate with you?

Have we not all whined to God about the bad situations we find ourselves in?

Have we not all asked the age old question: Why do bad things happen to good people?

I do not believe God is doing anything to us.

God is love (1 John 4:8), remember?

But we know from living our life and looking at history that bad things do indeed happen.

The people of the Old Testament thought that God was behind all the bad and good things.

But if you look at how creation has unfolded based on what we know through science, death and rebirth is at the heart of God’s cycle of creativity.

Ever since the so-called Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has unfolded from a tiny point.

A process of death-to-rebirth-to-death-to-rebirth began and has not ceased.

Throughout, there has been increasing complexity and wholeness, as the universe expanded and life on Earth diversified and multiplied.

We, as human beings, are able to be conscious of not only ourselves but of being a part of this ongoing creation.

We are able to contemplate a Creator.

As the great Jesuit scientist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin stated, “Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.”

Yes, collaborators!

But we, too, must take part in the cycle of death to life, death to life.

Jesus showed us that we must die to our ego-selves (lose your life) so that our true selves can rise (to find your life).

As he put it, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it” (Mark 8:35).

The life meant for you comes by participating in the great Flow of God’s creative plan.

All struggles and “little deaths” we go through lead to new life…even the “big death” at the end of our earthly existence.

Life is then transformed and goes on. Jesus showed us this.

Each of us is part of a grand, unfolding creation.

There is no reason to fear.

Love wins.


Listen to the song of the day “Make Your Way” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon 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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