I feel small and insignificant
like one of many tiny seashells
on an expansive shore.
I don’t understand the science of seashells.
I wonder how they grow;
is it like me,
from the inside out?
An inner transformation for the greater good?
I can crack and crumble
and become a fleck of tiny sand.
But I am awakened for the sake of mission!
Yes, I can crack and crumble.
Or, I can sparkle and be strong ground for new life growing.
Or, I can offer a home of shelter for a creature in need.
Or, I can go back to the waves of the sea
and see where the mystery
of God’s love
might carry me.
By God’s grace
I am one of many,
but I am free!