If you look for me at Christmas
you won’t need a special star –
I’m no longer just 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.
(from a friend’s e-mail sent Dec. 23, 2010)