Christmas Is For You

Christmas Is For You

For the ones who are
hollow inside
cracked and cavernous
dusty and dried
void of vision and voice
wrestling to find light
to rejoice


God came near
Not only next-door neighbor near
No, even nearer
He moved into a woman’s womb
her heartbeat, his song
her breath, his movement

No matter what they say
No matter how things have changed
How life has been rearranged

Christmas is for you
the lowly and the lonely
the lost, limp, and lifeless ones
the ones who’ve come undone
the empty tombs
waiting to be filled
with the advent of Life


how he came
announcing his arrival
with needy cries
forever piercing the silence
of every long night

Copyright © 2022 Tasha Jun.

Tasha Jun is a melancholy dreamer, a biracial Korean American storyteller, wife to Matt, and mama to three little warriors: two wild boys and one little lady. As long as she can remember, she’s lived and stood in places where cultures collide. Writing has always been the way God has led her towards home and the hope of shalom. Tasha’s first book is forthcoming in 2023, Tell Me the Dream Again: Reflections on Family, Ethnicity, and the Sacred Work of Belonging. Find more of her writing on Instagram at at

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