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Good evening, my brothers and sisters...

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I attended a wedding yesterday, and one of the hymns from the service has stayed with me...

You are Mine
David Haas

I will come to you in the silence
I will lift you from all your fear
You will hear My voice
I claim you as My choice
Be still, and know I am near

I am hope for all who are hopeless
I am eyes for all who long to see
In the shadows of the night,
I will be your light
Come and rest in Me

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

I am strength for all the despairing
Healing for the ones who dwell in shame
All the blind will see, the lame will all run free
And all will know My name

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

I am the Word that leads all to freedom
I am the peace the world cannot give
I will call your name, embracing all your pain
Stand up, now, walk, and live

Chorus:
Do not be afraid, I am with you
I have called you each by name
Come and follow Me
I will bring you home
I love you and you are mine

I am aware that the song is written from the perspective of God calling out to his children, but what I take from it often is the comfort we can be to each other.  I belong to you, and you belong to me.

If we all take care of our brothers and sisters, we can alleviate a lot of suffering.
If we all take care of our brothers and sisters, we can solve many of the world's problems.
Does thinking this make me naive?

I love you, and you are mine...

Originally posted to mommyof3 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Street Prophets .

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