The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of ForgivenessPilate did appeal,

to the angry Jews;

tried to squelch their zeal,

this death he did not choose.

Pilate saw something,

though he knew Him not;

tugged on his heartstrings,

this One to him they brought.

Pilate did refuse,

to see any guilt;

for this truth he knew,

His blood should not be spilt.

As he asked Him more,

Pilate grew afraid;

this act to abhor,

no blame upon him laid.

He tried to free Him,

Jews would not relent;

overwhelmed within,

unto the cross He went.

Even facing death,

He freed him from blame;

and with His last breath,

for us, He did the same.

(Responding to John 19:1-16)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your forgiveness is far greater than our sinfulness. Thank You for sending Your Son to show us the way, and for providing the path for all to be forgiven. Thank You that we cannot earn forgiveness, rather we must choose to receive what You lovingly offer. Forgive us for our silence when we should have spoken, and for standing stagnant, when we were meant to move forward in faith. Teach us to trust You more, so that we are quick to do as You ask, as You are asking. Grant us courage and strength, and help us to hear You clearly. May many come to know the power found in Your forgiveness, as we move in Your mighty love. Amen.

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


  1. “Forgive us for our silence when we should have spoken..” Thanks – I needed to ponder this.

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