Finding Nemo and God

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Finding Jesus Through Nemo
Here goes nothing. Just as Nemo was near to the heart of his father, I am going to use the movie theme to discuss what is near to the heart of God—that is people--all people. Just as Nemo’s father risked everything to find Nemo so our heavenly father risked it all to find you and me and all people. And you know what—God expects us to take the same risks to find lost fish. He expects of me as an individual Catholic, he expects it of you and he expects it out of our church community . Here’s how the story of Finding Nemo develops in the movie: Nemo’s father loved him very much. He watched over Nemo and protected him from every evil. Nemo and his dad were best friends. There are lots of reasons that this story is a hit. It is a powerful story of the sacrificial love of a mother, and determination of a caring father. It is the story of being lost, and then found. It is a story that can help you understand God and his love for you.

But one day Nemo disobeyed his father and swam beyond the reef. He was suddenly scooped up by a diver and taken away on a boat. Nemo’s disobedience caused him to be separated from his father. Nemo was so sad because there was nothing he could do to get back to his father. Nemo ended up in fish tank in a dentist’s office overlooking the Sydney Harbor. His situation seemed hopeless.

The father loved little Nemo so much that it did not matter how big the ocean was, or how many fish there were. He was determined to save Nemo, and set out on an incredible adventure to seek and save little Nemo. His journey became the talk of all the fish and birds. The good news of this heroic father traveling the ocean in search of his son reached Nemo through a pelican named Nigel.

Nemo was so surprised and thrilled to learn of his father’s love and search for him. However, time was running out. The dentist’s destructive niece Darla was set to pick up Nemo as a pet. Darla was known for abusing her pet fish...
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