“The man who said, “Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed,” put the eulogy quite inadequately and even falsely. The truth “Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall be gloriously surprised.” The man who expects nothing sees redder roses than common men can see, and greener grass, and a more startling sun. Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall possess the cities and the mountains; blessed is the meek, for he shall inhereit the earth. Until we realize that things might not be we cannot realize that things are.”
― G.K. Chesterton

(the brackets of a pink poinsettia / Julie Cook / 2014)

No longer guided from afar by a brilliantly shining Star
As limited sad sights now merely rest upon holiday lights.

Once we took great care to honor the wee babe so fair,
Yet time now sorely tested revealing hearts no longer invested.

Now Shopping
Now Cooking
Now Traveling
Now Wrapping

On Traffic
On Frantic
On Hectic
On Panic

What dare will it take for Love’s blessed sweet sake,
In hopes to bring home the wandering who roam?

As time quickly runs out on a world shrouded in doubt,
God once more turns His face, offering the world His tender embrace.

5 comments on “Wandering

  1. Lynda says:

    Julie, I know you must be incredibly busy during this time of year. I pray that you will be given the time to step back and behold the Christ child as you journey toward that day of Jesus’ birth. Blessings and prayers.

    • Definitely busy—ode to retail at Christmas. . .but I hold fast to the continuation of the mystery of hope and life found just beneath the light of a signal star!!
      I hope Lynda, that as the term ends you will be able to find some down time—
      hugs to you—Julie

  2. This is why the Light has to shine through us into the lives of others, and yours shines brilliantly. All any of us can do is shine and hope that our light is bright enough to lighten
    the darknesses of those whose lives touch ours! Great post as usual! Hugs and love, N ❤

  3. prior says:

    nice quote – and deep post amiga 🙂
    and while I agree – I really prefer Easter because there is less confusion and we celebrate another major part of our faith! 🙂

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