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