God Is The True Artist

The kids and I recently read the book I Am An Artist.  It is one of the books from Before Five In A Row (the curriculum that we are loving)!  The author of this book and the writer of this curriculum have opened our eyes wider to the world around us.  Both of them have made us truly appreciate what a magnificent artist God is. He is the artist of every single thing around us!  How awesome is that?

The details that God used when He created this world amazes me.  From the birds in the sky to the fish in the sea, He did not make any mistakes.  Everything that He made has a purpose and a place in this world.  The sand dollar, like the one on the front of the book, even has a story to tell.  The kids and I loved learning its story, so I would like to share it here.

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 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 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.

The author of this poem is unknown, but aren’t you glad that we know the true creator and author of this truth?  Will you help share the good news of our Savior, Jesus Christ?

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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2 Responses to God Is The True Artist

  1. Amy says:

    Beatifully written!

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