A Speck of Dust
May you radiate what you can....
In all the universe I was alone...a speck of dust.
And then you found me, and the light of your love for me shown within me.
In that instant my loneliness smiled.
I radiated what only you could see as my eternal worth, so much so that others could see it too in my smile.
As you told me you would never leave me, I understood the meaning of love.
As I understood that you, the very son of the very God who created me, cared enough to die for me, I (a speck of cosmic dust) saw somehow within me the spark of my own eternal nature, the light of my one small candle. And like the speck of dust I thought I was, I now could see the first glimmer of what you knew I could become.
Another friend of yours had no gold or silver to share with those who thought they needed some, but he said he would share what he did have.
Lord, grant that I may share my smile; grant that the light of my one small candle may light a corner of darkness, that others who feel as alone as I once did, may come to know and see the spark of their own eternal significance...and come to love thee too.
©1997 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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