I am a CASA volunteer. I work with the attorneys who represent children who are abused or neglected. In a training I was told that the only concern they are usually able to address is a child's safety, their opportunity for education, and whether or not the child has food and shelter. Having a child feel loved and meeting emotional or spiritual needs are not the priority. It broke my heart to think of children who may not feel important to anyone. I sat in my car after the meeting and in tears, wrote the words of this song. I think every person needs to know they are a child of God and that no matter what, He knows them. Despite how others may treat them, they have a Heavenly Father who loves them. I added other verses that give evidence of that love through the gift of God's son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost.
Beautiful artwork by Jon McNaughton at jonmcnaughton.com