Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | October 24, 2010

The Oyster

The Oyster

There once was an oyster whose story I tell,
Who found that sand had got under his shell;
Just one little grain, but it gave him much pain,
For oysters have feelings although they’re so plain.

Now, did he berate the working of fate
Which had led him to such a deplorable state?
“If I cannot remove it–
I’ll try to improve it!”

So the years rolled by as the years always do,
And he came to his ultimate destiny—stew.
And this small grain of sand which had bothered him so,
Was a beautiful pearl, all richly aglow.

Now this tale has a moral—for isn’t it grand
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand;
What couldn’t we do if we’d only begin
With all of the things that get under our skin.


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