Gabriel, my new friend.
You drift towards the back of the group, tagging behind.
Twelve you are, one of six, in eighth grade,
But know you do not go unnoticed.
I see the way you light up getting lost in pages.
When we call your name, but cannot retrieve you :)
I see the way you connect, you study.
All your desires to explore & grow.
I see the wonder, the life, and the play
Gabby, please know you do not go unseen.
You are dearly loved, deeply known, and fiercely pursued.
The LORD sets the prisoners free;
the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.
The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
the LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.