Glory Be

Image by Henning Sørby from Pixabay

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi


Listen to my song “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on YouTube by clicking HERE.


Psalm 96:11-12

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound; let the plains be joyful and all that is in them. Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice.


What brings more joy than when you experience awe and wonder?

You suddenly come upon a breathtaking sunset.

You look into the eyes of a baby who is smiling at you.

You are singing the words of your favorite song.

You are deeply immersed in your favorite activity.

These are the times when you experience no time.

You are simply in the flow of the present moment.

There is a oneness and unity.

It’s as if all of creation is harmonizing as one majestic masterpiece.

You and I are a part of it.

As Thomas Merton said, “What we have to be is what we are.”

And as Merton wrote in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander:

“There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.”

This is the glory of God!

Give thanks!


Listen to the song of the day “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

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

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon 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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