Sunday, November 2, 2008

You Are Mine

Mass is crazy for our family these days. With John the age he is, we don't get to sit all together anymore. And today we were particularly divided. Kevin and John were in the cry room, where Bethanie eventually joined them. Joe and Cayna were in the choir, and I sat by myself. It was nice, though, to see Joe and Cayna sing in the choir. It was Cayna's first time singing with the children's choir during Mass. It was a special thing to watch her up there.

For reasons particular to my conversion from Protestantism, where we didn't enjoy communion of the saints, hearing the Litany of the Saints sung by anyone moves me to tears every time. Hearing my children sing it was amazing.

Second to the Litany was a hymn called "You Are Mine" and the words impacted me today:

You are Mine
By 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

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

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
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