Friday, December 14, 2018

Squishy

God has called you and you are his.

This week I heard a beautiful song I had not heard before, “I Have Loved You,” by Michael Joncas. The second line says, “I have called you and you are mine.” (Full lyrics below.) That line reminded me of a scene with Dory in “Finding Nemo” where she says, “I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine. And he shall be my Squishy.”




I love Dory!! (Ask my kids -- when she “speaks whale” I can hardly contain myself.) The artists who created her are amazing. How can you get that expression of adoration and love into a cartoon of a fish?

Of course, you know where I’m going with this, right? Another reminder of God’s love! God may not call you Squishy (although personally that would be fine with me), but he has called you and you are his.




Refrain:
I have loved you with an everlasting love,
I have called you and you are mine;
I have loved you with an everlasting love,
I have called you and you are mine.


Seek the face of the Lord and long for him:
he will bring you his light and his peace. (Refrain)


Seek the face of the Lord and long for him:
he will bring you his joy and his hope. (Refrain)


Seek the face of the Lord and long for him:
he will bring you his care and his love. (Refrain)


Composer: Michael Joncas © 1979, OCP Publications


~~Jeremiah 31:1-3
This is what the Lord says:
“The people who survive the sword
   will find favor in the wilderness;
   I will come to give rest to Israel.”
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
   I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
~~Jeremiah 31:33
“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
   after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
   and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
   and they will be my people.


What can I pray for you?

love and blessings,

Mavis

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