Samstag, 12. Juli 2008

Letter from Elicia

Ich habe heute einen Brief aus Amerika, von meiner Brieffreundin Elicia bekommen. Darin war ein Sand Dollar. Das ist eine sehr ungewöhnliche Muschel, die durch ihre 5 Löcher an die Kreuzigungsmale Jesu erinnert. Außerdem sieht sie aus wie ein Christstern.
Vielen lieben Dank, Elicia!


I got mail from Elicia, a letter with a sand dollar in it. That is a very special shell, with the 5 holes, that remembers at the woundsigns of Jesus. Also it looks like a Poinsettia flower.

Thank you , my dear friend!

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

There's a pretty little legend
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Found in this lowly shell

If you examine closely,
You'll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman's Spear.

On one side the Easter Lily,
Its center is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
And led them from afar.

The Christmas poinsettia
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday
Our Happy Christmastide.

Now break the centre 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.


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