In which it’s Christmas day…

by Craig on December 25, 2010

A pinpoint of light


at first commonplace

now glimmering among the celestial

Few would take note or regard

but not I

for I knew

not of this universe, but beyond

heavenly radiance

essence of God

poured into



of light

To sail above sky

above clouds

to dart above midnight blue

behold the blaze of heaven

hunger, yearning, adoration

a wish

it beckons

calls my name

knows my name

endless passage, timeless journey

darkness and light

tempest and hush

miracle and mundane

all that I own

all that I am

all forsaken

to glimpse what lies under

that pinpoint of light

ahead, just ahead

narrow the way

not to the left

no regard to the right

eyes on the prize

burning morning and night

though the journey be arduous

the path be severe

the trials be toilsome, heavy

be obstructed and dimmed

by cloud, haze, or mist


I will follow




no concealing its luster

no entombing ageless glow

it just leads and I follow



some call me a wise man

some call me a fool

to relinquish my all

to disavow, yield,

to abandon what’s gained

to gain

what is real

But I’ve striven

and followed

and bowed at the birth

the star

no longer distant

draws near

It led to our King

foreshadowed our hope

blazed into our  future, healed our bleak past

alpha, omega

King of kings, Lord of lords

eternity into time


finds a home

in the humble

in a stable

in my heart

to be touched






and the star

once leading the way

gives way to the Savior

born Christmas day


I posted this poem on December 3rd

on Deep into Scriptures sister site

So, although not a debut, it’s a debut here

If you’ve read it before – and now have done so again – double thank you

For all who have read this far, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

For me, your reading was a splendid Christmas present.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymuss December 25, 2010 at 12:13 am

Perfect! Merry Christmas, Craig!


Craig December 26, 2010 at 11:30 pm

A. It wouldn’t be Christmas without your words right here. God Bless. Merry Christmas.


Kent Kruelski December 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm

God bless and a very merry Christmas.
Your poem wonderfully portrays the way God brings us closer and closer to him through our search in discovery of him is so true. I enjoyed it very much. I really like how you combined it together with the star of Bethlehem .

Thank you.
Merry Christmas.
From your brother in Christ Jesus: Kent Kruelski


Craig December 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Kent, thank you very much. I consider this a Christmas present. I am grateful you dropped by. I thank you that you thoughtfully read the poem. God Bless you, MY brother in Christ – and Merry Merry Christmas.


Debbie December 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I came and read it again. :) And fell in love with it again. . .and with Jesus, the Light we follow. I just couldn’t keep up and do as much as I thought I could as Christmas day came closer, so didn’t post this . . .or anything! ha! So glad that you did though! God bless you and thank you! your friend and sister in Christ, deb


Craig December 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Deb, nobody was able to do all they wanted this season. God Bless you my sister in Our Lord.


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