What You’ve Been Lookin’ For

You won’t find Him on your TV,
Or in the self-help books you know.
That’s not Him on the big screen,
Over at the picture show.

Don’t bother looking at the racetrack,
Or standing at the sports bar.
And you won’t need to take a backpack,
No need to go that far.

If you’re lookin’ for God,
Like He’s lookin’ for you,
There’s only one place to go.
Down on your knees,
Give me Jesus, please,
He’s what you’ve been lookin’ for.

You might see Him in a stranger’s smile,
When you’re feeling all alone.
You might hear Him in a sad song
That takes your heart back home.

Might even feel Him in a church pew,
He might possibly be there,
But if you really want to find God,
Bow your head in prayer.

Jesus is there,
He’s easy to find,
He’s been waiting all this time.
Say a prayer,
Ask Him in,
And your heart will come to life.

You’ll find something in your heart
When you find the Lord,
Something that wasn’t there before.
There’s peace and joy
Behond the door.
Just what you’ve been lookin’ for.

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Nel Babitzke

I was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, and graduated from Peoria High School. Poet Nel Babitzke in Fall leaves Nel Babitzke I graduated from Midstate College in 1977, with a degree in Medical/Dental Assisting; from ICC in 1987, with a degree in Liberal Arts; and from ISU in 1990, with a degree in Mass Communications. I am an only child, who has an only child. I have always written poetry. My proper-speaking English grandmother taught me to love words. I have poems published in the 1987 edition of the ICC Writer, and I won the Silver Medal in the 2009 Heart of Illinois Senior Olympics Poetry Competition. I joined the Peoria Poetry Club in 2008.

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