C103 VS26     [21 Aug 2004
[This is a parody of Here with Me by Dido Armstrong off the   No Angel Album.

In the Valley – and even out of it – people need to be reassured that God loves them. God promises us that His love is unchanging & everlasting. God’s address book must be light-years thick because His love is not just some kind of “I love all humanity” generalised type of love; God knows each one of us by name.  He’s interested in us; He goes after the lost sheep, He finds us, brings us home. Our previous minister used to say, “God is nuts about you.” It’s hard enough to die for someone who is living; imagine dying for someone nearly 2000 years before that person is born. I reckon that qualifies as “nuts” about us.

Maybe we should realise that we’re really meant to be marsupials, and need to rest in Christ, like Joey Kangaroo in Mommy Kangaroo’s pouch. God is our shield 24/7 and never takes a break. At 03h15 He’s still there, whether you’re sleeping or not.

I believe that only Jesus can heal the past, because His sameness transcends time. ]

I know you by your name
My love is constant, still the same
And I will speak the words, and I’ll heal your memories

Yes, I Am Who I Am,
My love has no end
My love can’t  hide
And I won’t go; I won’t sleep
And I won’t cease until your rest is in Me
I won’t let go; and  I won’t sleep
And I will not cease until your rest is in Me

Your name is on my palms
Your times are safely  in my hands
My plans are for your good, that must be understood

Yes, I Am Who I Am
My love has no end
My love can’t  hide
And I won’t go; I won’t sleep
And I will not cease until your rest is in Me
I won’t let go; and I won’t sleep
And I will not cease until your rest is in Me

I Am still on  My Throne
Let your world be still before Me
I will pour out peace, if you will only listen to Me

Yes, I Am Who I Am,
My love has no end
My love can’t  hide
And I won’t go; I won’t sleep
And I will not cease until your rest is in Me
I won’t let go; and  I won’t sleep
And I will not cease until your rest is in Me

John 15:4 – 7 Remain united to me, and I will remain united to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains in the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain in me.  I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.

Jn 10:3 He calls his own sheep by name
Jer 31:3  “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.

PS 6:2 Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony
Jer 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise
Lk 7:7Just speak the word, and my servant will be healed.

Ex 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM
Ps 121:4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
Ps 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
Ps 62:5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
MT 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Isa 49:16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Ps 31:15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies
and from those who pursue me.
Jer 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Rev 5:13 “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
Rev 5:14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped
Rev 7:10 “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”
Psalm  85:8 I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints

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