“Rebirth,” Friend, Jan. 2000, 31


    I stayed up late on New Year’s Eve,

    And as I’d been assured,

    A new millennium was born!

    Happy cries were heard.

    Just as a millennium has begun,

    I will also start anew,

    For this is the year I will have

    A special rebirth, too.

    My baptism day is coming soon,

    And since I’ve come of age,

    I am now accountable

    For all I do and say.

    I’ll take on the name of Jesus Christ

    As part of His family,

    Then renew my covenants each time I take

    The sacrament worthily.

    My baptism is the important event—

    That certainly is clear.

    But still I can say 2000 and I

    Were born in the very same year!

    Illustrated by Steve Kropp