Grace Abounds

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Radical Love is animating all of creation, but many humans are unaware.

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

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Ezekiel 16:60, 63

Yet I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl, and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you, that you may remember and be covered with confusion, and that you may be utterly silenced for shame when I pardon you for all you have done, says the Lord GOD.

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The prophet Ezekiel speaks here of an unconditionally loving God who forgives the people who have turned away and broken their promises.

Is this your image of God?

Or is your image the toxic one of a punishing tyrant who is watching your every move, ready to pounce in retribution?

Ezekiel was speaking God’s words of forgiveness when the people had not even repented!

They had not said they were sorry nor had they made amends.

This, my friend, is Grace personified!

I believe this is the God we will face after our physical death.

It is a God described by many Near Death Experiencers who have described facing a life review, reliving all the good and the bad that they had done in life – but all in the light of God’s unconditional love.

They described how they did feel shame and how they were covered in confusion as they received compassion and forgiveness when they did not deserve it.

Their hearts were transformed!

So when they returned to their bodies (as it was not yet their time to die), they completely changed the direction of their lives (which is the meaning of “repenting”).

They realized that they had been living their lives under the delusional control of their egos.

Hundreds of years after Ezekiel, Jesus would mirror this same amazing compassion to the people who had just crucified him when from the cross he would make this request to God: “Forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

May we wake up from the delusion that our lives are about power, prestige and possessions.

And may we receive God’s free forgiveness and allow it to utterly transform us.

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Listen to the song of the day “Radically Okay” 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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