Touched

It all started with one phrase
  I am a child of God
The chains dropped away
  I knew I was loved for me
When for so long I've been
  told I am not worthy
I was less than acceptable
  it is impossible to embrace
To be embraced in this
  and know fully I am
God's child, a part of creation
  fully loved as I am
With all that others call sin
  have tried to make me believe
That I am marked forever
  because of wanting to gate
God, yet the sheep should
  know the voice and love
Has broken through
  does God really need a gate?