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God Made You Special!
By Eric Metaxas
ZonderkidzCopyright © 2002 Eric Metaxas
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I'm Larry the cucumber,
and I'm here to say; That God made me special in his own special way!
And you're special, too-its the news of the day!
We're special 'cause that's how God made us-it's true! There's no one exactly like me or like you!
God made me special by making me green, Without any hips, I'm tall and I'm lean! God made us all special. It's part of his job.
And to say how he's special, here's my friend-
Yes, it's true, I'm special. I cannot deny it. To say how I'm special is tough-but I'll try it.
There are so many ways. It's a rather large number. For one thing, I'm friends with a talking cucumber!
And I bounce when I walk, and I have a round shape. But so do the Peas, and so does Pa Grape!
God made them green, but not me! No, instead God made me special by making me RED!
See, everyone's special in a different way!
Let's hear from some others
and see what they say!
`allo Boys and Girls! We are zee French Peas!
And we'll tell you how special we are, if you please! Like Larry we're green and like Bob we are round!
But our specialness lies in our French-sounding sound! We speak with zee accent, of which we are proud. It makes us stand out From zee non-accent crowd.
And I'm Archie Asparagus,
bookish and lean! Like most other Veggies I'm also quitegreen. Like Larry I have neither hips nor a chin- So God made me special by making me thin!
My name is Pa Grape!
And I'm special, too. I wear a white mustache and glasses. Do you?
I'm Madame Blueberry
I live in a tree.
Along with six birds and one small bumblebee! I'm round just like Bob and the Peas and Pa Grape, so I'm not very special because of my shape. Then how am I special? It's all in my hue, God made me special by making me blue!
Now let's turn our attention from Madame Blueberry. To two of my gourd friends named Jimmy and Jerry!
Hi, my name is Jimmy! And he's my bro, Jerry.
Like Bob we're good friends with a pickle named Larry. But Bob's shape is round - and we're shaped more like drops, so we're wide at the bottoms, but thin at the tops!
I'm a Cucumber, not a pickle!
Hi, boys and girls! my name's Laura Carrot!
God made me special and I'm dying to share it! For one thing, I'm orange. I'm told that's quite rare. And I wear a bow in my bright yellow hair!
It's true, we're all special. I hope you've had fun! But now cause we've run out of time-we are done!
My name's Mr. Lunt!
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