Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Finding Jesus

    In the midst of all the craziness of moving and Christmas I found this beautiful poem by Rachel Holley in "Pursuing the Christ: Prayers for Christmastime" by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. It has reminded me of the need to pursue time with Jesus, even in, especially in, this time of year. It has inspired me to dig in, to set my mind steadfastly, on the Word that became flesh and made His home with us as I go about my busy days.

"I found You in the spaces in between
I found You in the dark and not the light
I looked for You in drama
In the earthquake and the fire
And found You in the quiet.
You were waiting for me there.
I looked for You in miracles
In the loud, in voices raised
I looked for You in gatherings
In signs, in prayer and praise
But I found You in the gentle breeze
The still small voice, the darkened cave.
I found You in the spaces
between sleeping and awake
I found You in the waiting
The worry, in the fear
I found You in the sleepless night
I found You in despair
I found You in the questions
No loud answers anywhere.
I found You in the silence
Silence full, not silence void
I found You in the spaces
You were looking for me there.


  1. Very lovely, Peggy,
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love this Peggy! He is everywhere; in our joy, sorry, downtime, and business. What a wonderful reminder!

    Blessings and love for a joyful Christmas Peggy!

  3. Hi Peggy,
    Thank you for sharing this poem. I pray you have a Merry Christmas and may God bless you and your family,

  4. It is the essence of Christmas: God coming TO us, in order to be WITH us. I am sooooo grateful to be among the found.

    A blessed & peace-filled Christmas to you & yours,