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As Long as There's a ChristmasThe first few lights glow brightly,
as you watch the season start.
You know you should be happy,
but don't feel it in your heart.
Instead you think about a time
when someone laughed with you,
and the love you shared then filled your soul.
But too soon it was through.
So Christmas comes with sadness,
and a yearning deep inside,
a thirst for love and peace and hope
that will not be denied.
Late one night you hear a voice,
so soft, and without blame,
and then, surprised, you realize,
He's calling you by name.
"I know your hurt and loneliness,
the heartache that you bear.
I listen and I cry with you
through every single prayer.
"I promised in the manger
and fulfilled it from the cross.
I built a home that's filled with love
for all those who are lost.
"So let me come and heal your heart
and give you rest within.
For my way is kind and gentle
and will bring you joy again."
His words still echo through the years,
a vow that He made true,
"As long as there's a Christmas,
I will be in love with you."
Jack Zavada, a career writer and contributor for About.com, is host to a Christian Web site for singles. Never married, Jack feels that the hard-won lessons he has learned may help other Christian singles make sense of their lives. His articles and ebooks offer great hope and encouragement. To contact him or for more information, visit Jack's Bio Page.