"God Loves You and Me"©
“I’ll know Mr. Right
when I see him,” is what I often said as a single person. Interestingly, Mr. Right had been in my midst decades before
I recognized him—not knowing we’d be married for twenty-three years…and counting.
Another message of recognition
is found in a 2005 Easter sermon delivered by The Rev. Dr. Loyde Hartley. A guest preacher at St. James Episcopal Church
PA, he eloquently spoke of Biblical characters, Cleopas and friend. [Luke 24:13-35]
While on the road to Emmaus, Cleopas
chatted with the undisclosed Jesus shortly after the Resurrection. Not realizing who he was, Cleopas felt free to chide Jesus
for not knowing the news about the crucified man. To their astonishment, Jesus’ identity was revealed to the men after
breaking bread together.
Dr. Hartley talked about how we
gaze, but do not see. How we hear, but do not listen. About how we can be walking with Jesus and not even know it. Yet, it’s
never too late to recognize Him.
This sermon inspired “God Loves You and Me.”
I present the jingle-like song with brief narration, in its simple unadorned form. The musical
message: to recognize God is to truly see those closest to us.
"God Loves You and Me" © (2005)
Lyrics and music by Cheryl Farrell/Bay Heart
Recording Engineer: Per
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