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.