As I gazed up at the mountains, I was awed by their majesty;Â I bowed my head and asked myself, “Why should He care for me? I am not great like the mountains that tower so high above,Â What is there about me that God can find to love?”
“Father, I am not strong like the wind that makes your tall treesÂ sway,Â I cannot sing sweetly like your birds; will you love me anyway?Â But most of all, I am simply me, and often have cause to fear,Â In spite of all my weaknesses, do you promise to be near?”
With eyes closed tight against my tears, I wished He could hear meÂ pray.Â Then I felt His Spirit tell me, “Child, look up, I have something toÂ say. “You are simply you, the spirit I love, a part of my great plan.Â I put you here to learn of life and to return to me again.”
“You are more beautiful to me than the loveliest mountain I made,Â And your strength exceeds that of the wind’s, so do not be afraid.Â I love you not for what you are, but for what I know you will be.Â I am always beside you watching you grow, you are very special to me.”
A smile touched my lips – I knew it was true, my Father had alwaysÂ been thereÂ Giving me comfort and blessings and love and my own special talents toÂ share.Â So I do my best to make Him proud. I am not afraid, for you see,Â He loves me not for what I am, but for what He knows I will be.