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Psalm 104:34 – My meditation of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord. (KJ21)

Recently, a friend invited me to a ladies' Christmas luncheon at her church. In front of everyone's seat was a beautiful poem written on decorative holiday paper. The title of the poem was "If You Look for Me At Christmas." The pastor's wife explained that the poem had been printed on a greeting card that she had received years earlier from a dear friend. Because the words are particularly meaningful for this time of year, I felt moved to share them with you.

If you look for me at Christmas,
You won't need a special star.
I'm no longer just in Bethelehem,
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.

Love, Jesus

It is my hope that this poem has blessed your heart as it has mine. May we always remember that Jesus is the reason for every season; what is more — we are the reason why He came.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to take time during this busy holiday season to rest in Your holy presence. May we hear Your still, small voice in the midst of our worship and celebration. In Jesus' precious name, we pray. Amen.

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Lori Ciccanti <dlalsina@mchsi.com>
Ocean View, Delaware, USA

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Beautiful poem Lori.


    Beautiful Lori. Thanks for sharing that poem.


    That poem gave me goose bumps — it is so true.


    Thanks Lori for this appropriate poem during this Christmas season. Blessings.


    Thanks Lori for passing along this meaningful poem.
    Blessings.


    Dear Lori:
    Thanks so much for sending this lovely poem. God bless you and Lou.


    Dear Lori,
    I always know it is yours before i come to the bottom. Well done, again.


    Such a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it, Lori. I’ll be doing the same.
    Christmas blessings to you and yours.


    Beautiful Lori, Thank you.
    May Peace, Safety, Health and Happiness be with you and all your loved ones.


    Lori reading your poem today brought tears to my eyes, I really appreciated you sharing.
    Continued blessings to both you and Lou.
    Merry Christmas.


    Lori: Once again I thank you for another contribution to a Devotional. I have printed that poem and will take it to my beloved wife who is a Nursing Home, well on the ‘road’ of dementia. Her late Father, had always been disappointed that certain family members seem to have forgotten long ago the Christ, even during this time of year. It has always saddened her because it is the Christ-Masstime.
    So I shall read that poem, yes reading it 3 or 4 times, so that some of its meaning, hopefully, is retained by that dear God-loving mind of hers. If I see a smile brighten silently that face the time spent will be well worth it.
    Once again I pray that you feel our Lord continuing to bless you real good.


    Thank you Lori. A beautiful poem. A tender reminder.


    Thank you for this lovely poem which I am sharing with friends. I wish you all God’s blessings as we celebrate His birth.


    Dear Lori,
    Thank you for sharing this poem with us; it is especially meaningful to me at this moment it time.
    I have been reading the daily devotional “Jesus Calling,” where each day is a message from God Himself — how wonderful and personal. Blessings are being sent to you and your household as you celebrate the birth of our Savior with family and friends.


    You are anointed!
    Hi Lori,
    Recently someone sent me a copy of “If you look for me at Christmas” and when I read it, I of course was touched, and wanted to know who wrote it. It is my understanding that you wrote it.
    I would like to learn the circumstances that inspired this lovely masterpiece.
    Bless you nonstop!
    (California )


    Thank you very much. This poem is an answer to prayer. I have been asked to give a Christmas poem to a community event and I wanted to find a Christian one that wasn’t heavy or dull. This one is so beautiful and follows the theme of Emanuel, God is with us, which I have used for my Christmas Message.
    (UK)


    Thank you for writing the poem.
    I write religious poetry, too.
    It becomes very important to feel the presence of Jesus with us always in our lives. We must remember Jesus, and, know his Spirit when he visits us.
    May the Lord’s peace be with you.

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