Trust in the Tension

image by Linda Beach

image by Linda Beach

People pleasing

political pawn.

His innocence –

Pilot’s verdict, wrong.

At first, he knew,

the choice that was right.

But jeering crowds,

stole his will to fight.

Rather than stand,

he bended, he caved.

Gave way to hell,

and its wicked ways.

Freeing sinner,

crucifying God –

Could he have stood,

and defied the odds?

We’re no different,

than that sinful man.

We cave and fold,

and defy God’s plan.

The difference now,

from what was back then,

is what came next –

to free ALL from sin.

When we fall down,

if we turn to Him.

He’ll lift us up,

make us whole again.

No longer stuck,

we have been set free.

The death He died,

was for you and me.

(Responding to Luke 23:13-25)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son so that we might be set free from the bondage of our sinful selves.  Forgive us for giving in to the pressures of the world, and help us to stand firm in the truth.  May we stand strong in Your strength, and remain true to You in all that we say and do.  Teach us to trust You more, and lead us to love others well.  May many come to know Your heart for us, individually.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. Enjoying the poetic series, Shannon…wonderful expressions of faith in prose.

  2. What a powerful and clear perspective on the opportunity before us to stand on God’s word. The choice is before us each day to compromise or to accept and live out Gods perfect plan in victory!
    Love it! Thank you!

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