I Am Here: A Christmas Poem

by Katy Kauffman

I look at the world and wonder why

So many hurting, so many die.

My heart grieves and trembles with fear.

I hear a whisper say, “I am here.”


I turn on the news, more stories run

Of struggle and conflict—they’re never done.

I wonder who’ll stop this, who is near?

A Hope on the wind speaks, “I am here.”


I read about a Baby born one night.

The angels came with their brilliant light.

That’s when Hope was born, so sweet and dear.

That’s when Christ came to earth—Love was here.


He grew and taught and healed the sick.

Twelve men He found, He carefully picked.

Heart of the Father ever so clear.

Messiah, the I AM, has come near.


Some mocked Him and refused to believe.

They tried Him and hanged Him on a tree.

The soldiers pierced His side with a spear.

Resurrection will come—He’ll be here.


The third day came with dawn’s faithful light.

God’s Son arose with glorious might.

Death couldn’t hold Him; the angels cheered.

Alive again, the Victor appeared!


In this dark world, on this shifting sand,

I find peace in Him who took a stand.

Against all evil He fought for us.

In Jesus Christ, risen King, I trust.


So when fear grips me and I need peace,

I turn to the Lord; my strivings cease.

He will guide me and always stay near.

I will boldly declare—God is here!


Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13 NKJV)



 © Copyright 2020 by Katy Kauffman


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Comments (2)

  • anon

    Thank you; not as much for the beautiful words in this poem, but the warrior spirit that you portray so well ma'am. Far too many think warriors are violent people, bent on destruction. True warriors rely on tenacity, not stubbornness. True warriors choose kindness. True warriors seek peace. True warriors show the love they carry inside them. Am grateful you are a true warrior for God my beautiful young friend. God's blessings; and may all your aligned prayers be fulfilled.

    Dec 23, 2020
  • anon

    That is so kind to say, J. D. Especially coming from a soldier. I would like to be what you say. Thank you for your encouragement. You encourage so many, and you possess that kindness you talked about. Thank you, and may God bless you and your family and writing and work. It's almost 2021! Happy New Year!

    Dec 23, 2020

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