Be Not Afraid
"Ooh, look. There she is - the Virgin Mary herself."
Jamie Sullivan, sitting on a white stone bench, buried herself deeper into her Bible, ignoring the insult as though it was directed at someone else. Just ignore their harsh words and mean looks, she thought. After all, they just don't understand. They would sometimes make fun of her Bible, tease her about the one sweater she would always wear, and mock her for her having values and being different. Of course, she knew being rejected sure wasn't anything new in Jesus' day, either. After all, He was rejected, too.
As she turned a page in her Bible, a new thought came to her mind, and she smiled. But at least, I know where I belong. I belong with Jesus. He understands. He knows how it feels when one is rejected or left out in the cold, or even ignored.
That thought made her feel good. After all, she was God's child, and she was devoted to Him. He understood, even if her tormentors didn't.