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I want to find the Christ Child.
…to be the Shepherds, the Wise Men,
A donkey in the the stable, for all I care
I just want to be found there.
I want to see the blue light of night
pierced through with white star beam.
…to hear Heavenly hosts sing
the song of Heaven’s theme.
The religious were looking too
…looking for a man of power, a king.
But He came as humble God-man child
And they missed Him, looking past Him all the while.
It must have seemed so anti-climatic
after all their studying and seeking
A baby born amidst whispers of shame
and impropriety…without fame.
And hindsight’s 20/20
It’s so easy to see the handwriting in the sky
after history has been written.
…but in present blind eyes are smitten.
And I sweat to search
with every fiber of my being
I look, I peer…is He in History?
Literature, Science, Prophecy?
After all, the Magi found the path
to God in Science and heathen religion.
And Mary said yes to imagine
herself Mother of God and to the loss of her reputation.
The Wise Men still had to travel
through desert and discomfort
after the excitement of the start
and after their homes they departed.
Following yonder star
From afar. I am far
Far away from where I long to be.
Where is the star that will lead me?
Will I be willing? Willing to study
Hard and long?
Willing to travel far and wide?
Willing to put my reputation aside?
Am I willing to knock over sacred cows?
Put preconceived ideas away?
To find Who He really is,
And not Who I make Him to be?
Lord, give me the pure faith of Mary,
The simple trust of Shepherds,
The tenacity of Wise Men
Following Yonder star.
Please vote on your favorite ornament picture.
A little about the contributors.
1. Reflection is found at my friend Shanda’s place: A Pause On The Path
2. Frosted Church is found at Emilie’s place: Capturing This Lifesong
3. Homemade Ornaments is found at Elizabeth’s place: Just Following Jesus
4. Peace Pillow is found at Dolly’s place: Soul Stops
5. Nature’s Best is found at Kateri’s place: Dandelion Haven
6. Hello Kitty Ornament is found at Melanie Joy’s place: Our Journey Home
Link up your post with a picture of a star! Include my blog button, and visit other “star” blogs. Stop by tomorrow to vote for your favorite “star” picture, and find out what tomorrow’s photo hunt will be! Have fun! (Blog links must be provided before 7:00 AM CST, in order to be voted on 🙂 ) I have no idea why the number of links doesn’t update…There are participants!
11 thoughts on “Where Is My Star? – Day 5 Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt”
I don’t have a tree topper this year, but I added a photo of a favorite Hungarian ornament. (FINALLY found my camera! I would have took a picture with my phone, but I couldn’t find the cord to upload the picture to my computer, and wasn’t smart enough to think to email it to myself…LOL!) Glad to finally participate, Kim!
So sorry that this was a little late for the judging, I hope people stop by and look at your picture in the linky though.
I just love this! I wish that I had an ornament to share! My menorah would topple the tree! 😉 You are going to have me a tutorial on this linky! I am in love with it!
Maybe we should skype soon…let me know…
Can you even imagine the singing of the Heavenly Host? That I would love to have heard.
That’s the one thing I was very disappointed in for the movie, The Nativity. They didn’t show the Heavenly Host. Oh well, it would have been impossible to do it justice anyway.
Rats! This is what I get for being late to the party. Ah well, off to the next post…..
ahhh yes. to be a wise man, a Shepard….Mary…during this amazing time
to live it in real time…
a magical time indeed
Love and Light
I have had a practice of meditating on one of the characters of the Christmas story during advent. This year I am imagining the story through the eyes of the Wisemen. I am following that star and seeking an epiphany. I’m always intrigued by your words….
This poem is huge! I know the kind of time and effort and emotion you put into this. My sincere thanks! Peace be upon your head!
Thank you dear brother!