Love just. keeps. following. that. star.

by Craig on December 23, 2011


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

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie December 23, 2011 at 10:07 am

Beautiful Craig! Hope you have blessed Christmas!


Craig December 23, 2011 at 11:08 am

thank you Katie, I hope you have a blessed Christmas too, mine – well you’ve been reading – mine will be humble, humbled, quiet, pensive, alone but not alone, like those houses that are decorated with only blue lights – different – special in their own way – still blessed though, always blessed.


Diane December 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!!! :O)


Craig December 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

Diane, thank you, I read your blog by the way, I’m not much of a bookie, but I think I may just enjoy reading your retelling of the books, thank you for your kind words, Merry Christmas to you too. ツ


Katie December 25, 2011 at 8:43 am

Thinking of you today! Praying.


Craig December 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Thank you Katie. nice to be prayed for, God bless.


momto8blog December 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

And may the peace of Christmas be with you! I liked your post.


Craig December 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

thank you, I’m not a poet – I don’t write many poems – but on special occasions…

and may the piece of Christmas be with you and your family – and your new church – yes I read ツ


Michelle December 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Wow! Just, Wow!


Craig December 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

I’m not a poet Michelle, they really take too much out of me – maybe just Christmas – and Easter. But thank you, thank you. God bless.


Victoria December 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

This is nice.
I’m just now reading it today because sometimes your blogs don’t show up in my email. Sometimes I look for them in my junk email (inconceivable, right?) but they aren’t there either. I don’t know what happens, but sometimes, when I have time, after I’ve read the one that arrives, I search for ones I missed.
I do make it a habit to read the one that arrives first (Deep into Scripture) and then I go to Deep into Love, which is where I am now. obviously. :)
I like reading you Craig…I love how God inspires your thoughts, especially when your thoughts, inspired by Him, speaks to me.
Thanks for writing.


Craig December 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

Victoria, all that effort – I really appreciate that. Someone who writes hearts nothing more than being read – except maybe to be paid for their writing – and THEN have it be read ツanyway – all that you do to read my words – and the fact that you read my words – and that they might be of some use to you – that makes me smile. Thank you Victoria. God bless you.


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