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Stained Glass People: A Poem

Updated on May 28, 2012
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." 1 Corinthians 12:27
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." 1 Corinthians 12:27 | Source

We are all just pieces of a stained glass window,


Broken, unconnected; there is great debt we owe,


Jagged, scattered pieces lay there on the ground,


But there's a solid window frame that can still be found,


Light streaming through the window like a beacon of hope,


We see the Hero with the glue of love to help us to cope,


Once again we are one, being lifted up so high,


Grace and mercy shining through us like the sun in the sky,


Together in God's love we are a beautiful creation,


We carry purpose, but we are varied, coming from more than one nation,


Only He has made us whole, satisfied in His power and great love,


When we are transparent, we are illuminated colors, by the One who reigns above.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Very true; you understand the purpose of this poem well. Every Christian is a part of Christ's body and plays a different role in His church.

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      5 years ago

      The poem seems to be not really about 'E Pluribus Unum', but about God's love having produced a mosaic of the elect out of every nation for His glory.

      Blessings.

      Voted 'beautiful'

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I believe that the different colors in a stained glass window represent the various talents and attributes of people. I'm glad all humans are different, because we can help each other. If everyone had a leader-type personality, who would follow?

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Indeed we are all a small part of a larger whole, no question. I wonder if being different colours means different things...

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I'm glad you could appreciate it, CMCastro!

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      Christina M. Castro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      This is a beautiful message. It applies to my life, for sure!