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The Smallest Piece

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A fourteenth-century Italian stained-glass artist was summoned to design

and create a huge portrait for the window of a cathedral in Chartres

France, a place well known for its stained-glass work. He laid all of the

pieces he was going to use out on the floor of the cathedral. They were

beautiful to behold; most of them were large and colorful. Some of the

colors from that time cannot even be reproduced today. Among these awesome

pieces of glass was a small, clear piece about as big as your fingernail.

As the stained-glass portrait was assembled, that little piece remained on

the floor. Only the big colorful pieces of glass were used.




On the day of the window's completion, the tiny piece of clear glass was

still lying on the ground. The entire city gathered to witness the

unveiling of the brilliant and beautiful stained-glass portrait. The

artist stood in front of the crowd, made his speech, and dramatically

pulled down the cloth cover. The crowd gasped at the beauty of the

colorful window glowing in the sunlight.




After a few seconds, however, the crowd grew silent. They sensed that

something was missing, that the portrait was unfinished. The great artist

then walked over to where the little clear piece of glass lay, picked it

up, and placed it in the portrait, right in the center of Jesus' eye.  As

the sun hit that little piece, it gave off a dazzling sparkle.  The

magnificent stained glass window still draws visitors. The first thing

they see is that sparkle in Jesus' eye.




Do you ever feel like that little piece of clear glass? You doubt you can

ever do anything for God.  Let the story of that last little piece remind

you that God thinks of you as the apple of his eye. Psalm 17:8 "Keep me as

the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings." KJV



All the wonderful things that God has made in Heaven and in Earth does not

compare to the Love He has for you.  God loves to be with us and loves to

hear our Praise towards Him for all the great things He has done for us.

I believe He is worthy to be Praised forever and ever for God is good and

His mercy towards us endures forever.  Psalm 106:1




No matter that in your eyes you don't measure up to others; you are

important to God. That is why He sent His Son Jesus to die for you.

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