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Many of you have seen the movie, “Finding Nemo”.

•It’s a powerful story of the love and determination of a caring father.

•It’s the story of being lost, and then found.

•It’s a story that can help us understand our Heavenly Father and His love for us.

In the movie, Nemo’s father Marlin loved him very much. He watched over Nemo and protected him from every evil. Nemo and his dad were best friends.

•But one day Nemo disobeyed his father and swam beyond the reef. He was suddenly scooped up by a diver and taken away.

•His disobedience caused him to be separated from his father and there was nothing he could do to get back on his own. He ended up in a fish tank in a dentist’s office.

•His situation seemed hopeless.

His father loved him so much that it didn’t matter how big the ocean was. He was determined to save Nemo, and set out on an incredible adventure to seek and save his son. Eventually, word of His incredible journey reached little Nemo.

•Nemo was so thrilled to learn of his father’s love and search for him, that he took an amazing step of faith. He jumped out of the fish tank, down a drain that led to the ocean.

It was an incredible ending when Nemo was saved at last and home with his loving father.

SOURCE: "Finding Nemo." Directed by Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton. Disney Home Video, 2003.