Life Never Ends

Photo by Pixabay

“Sorrow prepares you for joy…Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” – Rumi

+++

Listen to the PODCAST version of Today’s Contemplation by clicking HERE.

For a deeper reflection, listen to my song “Shall We Sing” on YouTube by clicking HERE

My songs and books Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your Heart are available for purchase.

Thank you!

+++

Psalm 30:12a-13b

You changed my mourning into dancing; O Lord, my God, forever will I give you thanks.

+++

We’ve all had our bad days.

We’ve all had our struggles.

We’ve all had to deal with losses of all sorts.

But none of these bad days, or struggles, or losses resulted in annihilation.

We are still here.

With each new breath, God affirms us and says, “You are special, you are loved.”

God, who is Love (1 John 4:8), is loving you and me with each breath that sustains us.

As St. Paul said, In God we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

And we know through Jesus’s death and resurrection that physical death is also not an end, but a new beginning.

We see this also with the thousands of people known as Near Death Experiencers who have told us that our lives go on in a new way.

No one dies.

What if you really believed that you were eternal and that you are loved eternally by the One who created you?

When we accept this, when we live in the present moment in the awareness of our belovedness in Godwhat is there to fear?

Do not allow the false narratives created by your mind to continue assailing you.

Let them go.

They are just stories.

Now is what matters.

Right now.

What in this moment is lacking?

Trust that all the obstacles will be turned into triumphs.

All mourning will be turned into dancing and singing.

Believe it.

May we sing and dance!

+++

Listen to the song of the day “Shall We Sing” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is listentoyourheart-billtonnis.jpg
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is livetolove-billtonnis.jpg
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is givepraisethanks-billtonnis.jpg
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is mercyreigns-billtonnis.jpg

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is listen_to_your_heart_book_thumbnail.jpg

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

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is mercyreignsdevotional-billtonnis.jpg

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?
This entry was posted in inspiration, spirituality, Today's Contemplation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s