The following words were penned by a family friend, Greg Asimakoupoulos. How true! Let us find the Christ Child this year.
In this season of red and green,
an Amber Alert has been issued.
A child is missing!
He's been removed from his rightful place
and kidnapped by a culture that considers him
Sadly, not many are searching for him
amid the madness at the mall.
His absence is not on the radar of most.
Shoppers are in search of gifts.
Merchants are seeking shoppers.
Children are looking for Santa.
Public school teachers are trying to find
holiday legends and songs that celebrate a season
neutered of its essence.
Meanwhile, their principals are focused on
uncovering Christmas decorations
that (ironically) should never be allowed out of the closet.
Atheists are on the lookout
for Christmas trees at city hall and creches at the courthouse.
I'm actually hoping they find one
for then they will find evidence
that will point to the missing child.
Yes, that baby in the cradle...
that infant in the straw...
that one helpless newborn
worshipped by three kings
is the one who has been taken
and held hostage
and left for dead
by the blind who cannot see
he offers life!
by Greg A.
(excerpted from www.partialobserver.com)