Not only is the Sand Dollar a symbol of the beach community in which we live, it is also a symbol of the Gospel story and Jesus. This symbol was adopted by our church family many years ago as a prominent symbol of our faith in Christ. At one time it was on the side of our church van’s, our newsletter is called The Sand Dollar and now it is a part of our church logo.

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 wisemen
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.

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