(GOD speaking) “… Don’t be afraid. I have rescued you. I have called you by name; now you belong to me.” (Isa 43:1)
It was late ’78 when I arrived at Lloyd’s Avenue London to take up my new post in Shipping. I was young, healthy, up for the challenge - and desperately lonely.
Not wanting to be left out of anything, I soon got into everything that was being offered and other than drugs, soon became as disgusting as the proverbial prodigal son.
I returned to the North one weekend for a Christening and the music group began playing this hymn. I remember bowing my head and trying my best to stop the tears …
Do Not Be Afraid, For I Have Redeemed You. I Have Called You By Your Name; You Are Mine.
When You Walk Through The Waters I’ll Be With You, You Will Never Have To Sink Beneath The waves. When The Fire Is Burning All Around You, You Will Never Be Consumed By The Flames. When The Fear Of Loneliness Is Looming, Then Remember I Am At Your Side. When You Dwell In The Exile Of A Stranger, Remember You Are Precious In My Eyes. You Are Mine, Oh My Child; I Am Your Father, And I Love You With A Perfect Love.
Do Not Be Afraid, For I Have Redeemed You. I Have Called You By Your Name; You Are Mine. ❤️