Cross eyes — looking at Jesus there

Pondering Jesus
Hanging unjustly on the cross,
Releases an upheaval
Of inner light.

Jesus shocks and shakes up
The psyche of those
Who read the Gospels
With an open heart.

Our sense of alienation
Can be erased
By a full embrace
Of Christ on the cross.

A crucifix
Pondered deeply
Can connect you
With God’s fix
To purify
Your inner mix.

You don’t merit,
Earn or deserve life,
Yet here you are,
Alive and reading this.

Nobody earns
Life’s perfect grade.
You can’t live by merit
And not need mercy.

Human cruelty
Is often concealed,
But as Jesus hung
On the cross
It was revealed.

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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