Did you see this poem/hymn at Dave Black’s blog? I think it is a hymn called “Carol of the Epiphany” by John Bell. I think it goes along well with my post called “Won’t Get Fooled Again“.
I sought him dressed in finest clothes,
where money talks and status grows;
but power and wealth he never chose:
It seemed he lived in poverty.
I sought him in the safest place,
remote from crime or cheap disgrace;
but safety never knew his face:
It seems he lived in jeopardy.
I sought him where the spotlights glare,
where crowds collect and critics stare;
but no one knew his presence there:
It seemed he lived in obscurity.
Then, in the streets, we heard the word
that seemed, for all the world, absurd:
that those who could no gifts afford
were entertaining Christ the Lord.
And so, distinct from all weâ€™d planned,
among the poorest of the land,
we did what few might understand:
We touched God in a babyâ€™s hand.
So, where do you seek him?