Friday, November 21, 2008

Hopeful Friday – "If You Look for Me at Christmas"

Cielo at The House in the Roses is sponsoring Hopeful Friday to give blogger friends another opportunity to " celebrate God, to celebrate His mercy and unconditional love, but also a day to celebrate positive thoughts. We need hope to replace our restlessness, we need courage to replace our fear, and we need faith to replace our doubt."

For many the bustling holiday season if a time of loneliness. Nevertheless, the following poem expresses the promise that Jesus gave just before His ascension – "surely I am with you always" Matt 28:20 NIV

If You Look for Me at Christmas

If you look for Me at Christmas...
you won't need a special star,
I'm no longer still in Bethlehem,
I'm right there where you are.
You may not be aware of Me
amid the celebrations,
You'll have to look beyond the stores
and all the decorations.

But if you take a moment
from your list of things to do,
And listen to your heart,
you'll find I'm waiting there for you.

You're the one I want to be with,
you're the reason that I came,
And you'll find me in the stillness
as I'm whispering your name.

--Author unknown

Santa Clara 1972 Plate - Made in Spain

To see more of today’s "chain of positive thoughts and inspirational messages" please go here for Cielo’s list.


  1. What a beautiful poem and beautiful plate too.

  2. A beautiful and uplifting post.... thanks for sharing love and hope... come read about a miracle in my garden! ;)

    Have a happy blessed friday....


  3. Beautiful posts....Thanks for sharing Hopeful Friday....Have a wonderful weekend

  4. That is a beautiful poem, and sweet to remember that He speaks to us in the stillness of our hearts. Thank you.

  5. That poem is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.