by Michael S. Tyrrell
March 24, 2020
As you read this email, chances are you are home with family (pets included!) and you are trying to make the best of the “downside up” condition of the world we live in. It is as though we woke up from what appeared to be a nightmare, only to find out that we weren’t sleeping. A new term, “social distancing” was born, sporting events, concerts, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations canceled. Schools, parks, beaches, restaurants, and bars were closed indefinitely. We learned how to wash our hands, wear gloves, protective masks, and…that in a crisis, toilet paper is more valuable than gold! An unprepared world grappled with an invisible foe, a microscopic monster…yet big enough to paralyze our culture with fear. The question on everyone’s mind is, what is going on?
I have the answer! Love is the answer.
1 John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
John 13: 34-35, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
As you can imagine, I have been inundated with emails and phone calls from panicked, worried people that need hope, and…needed to vent. Why did they call me? Simple. I am calm, peaceful, and full of hope…not an ounce of fear in my home, and here’s why; perfect love, casts out fear!
God’s love IS perfect. Thus, He perfectly loves us. And that knowledge vanquishes fear. And God loves us so much that He is giving us a chance to change. Our world, as you know, has grown cold, and many have become arrogant and self centered. Hoarding, fist fighting over toilet paper, and trampling a child to get a 12 pack of water. Matthew 24:12, “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.” This is NOT who we are, and that is why a reset was inevitable.
Now for some good news. This is NOT the end! It is a new beginning, an opportunity, a reset, a reckoning. And when this is over, we will be different, kinder, wiser, and genuinely…humble.
Dear ones, I am certainly not making light of this crisis, but I am far-sighted. I can see butterflies while others only see cocoons. So, while we are shut in, inconvenienced, and uncomfortable, take the time (we always say, “I don’t have time”) to enjoy our families, create, exercise, and catch up on all those things you have wanted to do at home, but were always too busy for. A great man once said to me, “When you’re in the valley, farm it!” I am currently working on the song list for “Wholetones Christmas, Volume 2,” and “Wholetones, Hymns.” I’m doing lots of syndicated radio, podcasts, and interviews. My wife and I are thoroughly enjoying our time together, as I am not traveling. And I have checked off most of the house repairs on my “honey do” list! And now, here’s something you may enjoy, I am going to spend more time with you via Facebook Live, and Zoom videos! Keep an eye on the Wholetones Facebook page to stay in the loop.
Now maybe you are asking, what is Wholetones doing to help bring people peace during this unprecedented season?
If you go to the link: https://home.wholetones.com/wholetones-love/?affid=320541&subid=love you will see that I am giving EVERYONE two full length Wholetones Frequency Music selections, and…an extremely encouraging video to help people make it through this difficult time.
This is my my gift to you, and especially anyone who doesn’t already have Wholetones. Please share this message with them.
I know you have lots of questions, and love is the answer to all of them. And I certainly love my Wholetonians. Remember, the future is so bright, we’ll have to wear shades!
Until next time…
Michael S. Tyrrell
P.S. Here’s that link for your gift again: https://home.wholetones.com/wholetones-love/?affid=320541&subid=love. I pray that it spreads to everyone who needs some relief from the stress and anxiety of the current situation.