You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Kids can be cruel. In most cases they will pick on, or bully, another child to cover up some insecurity they have in their own life. No matter what the reason, the child being bullied is left feeling alone and vulnerable, until someone stands up for them.
I once heard a story about a third grade girl who was always picked on by her classmates. They laughed at her because her nose was crooked and her chin was cleft. One day the teacher asked her students to each pick a partner to work with on an art project. There was an odd number of students in the class and the students knew this meant that one special student would have the privilege of being partnered with the teacher! Each student wanted to be that lucky person. The little girl who was always being bullied knew this partnering system would mean that she would be the last one picked and her unlucky partner was not going to be happy being stuck with her. She put her head down, hoping that no one would notice her and maybe, just maybe, they would forget about her needing a partner. Imagine her surprise when the first person to pick a partner was the teacher and she picked her! “Why? Why do you want me?” the surprised little girl asked. “Because you’re the very best artist in the class,” the teacher said.
In the midst of all those kids who had been mean and cruel to her, the teacher complimented her and chose her. That’s exactly how God views you, His special child. No matter what anyone else thinks of you, He wants you to always remember, “You are mine and I love you.”
Christa is the founder of Teen Mother Choices and Teen Mother Choices International.