I didn’t think too much of me—
I’m kind of short; I’m kind of shy;
The other kids just walked right by
And acted like I wasn’t there.
I didn’t have too many friends.
I don’t do sports. I’m not that cool.
I didn’t do that well in school.
“I don’t belong,” I’d often feel.
Then one day I learned the truth—
I really am a child of God,
And there’s a place that I belong.
Christ died for me. He loves me too.
Now I am a different me.
I have new friends. I like to laugh.
I now know why I came to earth.
I am God’s child of endless worth.

Illustrations by Bryan Beach