Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

There's a lovely little legend
that I would like to tell,
of the birth and death of Jesus,
found in this lovely shell.
If you examine closely,
you'll see that you find here,
four nail holes and a fifth one,
made by a Roman spear.

On one side the Easter Lily,
its center is the star,
that appeared unto the Shepherd's
and led them from afar.

The Christmas Poinsettia
etched on the other side,
reminds us of His birthday,
our happy Christmastide.

Now break the center open,
and here you will release,
the five white doves awaiting,
to spread Good Will and Peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me,
to help us spread His Gospel,
through all Eternity.
~Author Unknown
The Sand Dollar legend is a Easter and Christmas favorite that tells the story of the five slits representing the wounds on Christ when on the cross, the Easter Lily with a star in the middle that represents the Star of Bethlehem and on the back of the shell is the Poinsettia, the Christmas flower. The legend also tells of the white doves that are inside the shell and when the Sand Dollar is broken it spreads Good Will and Peace.
What a lovely story to hear of in this special time of year!
Until I blog again ~ Gal Molly

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