Encounter at the Cross

I wanted this Easter to be more than Easter bunnies, decorating eggs, and honey-baked ham. I really wanted to connect emotionally to how Jesus felt during this week of his life on earth. I’ve poured over each Gospel’s story of Passover through the resurrection. As I prayed today, I could almost see Jesus in front of me. I could see his eyes, and feel the depth of his love and forgiveness. I pray that this helps you see Him too.

Looking down at my shuffling feet in the dirt
bearing the shame of my own guilt
I stop at a fresh mound in front of me.
Looking up, I see Jesus, bloody and beaten, 
nailed to a splintered cross.
He looks me in the eyes,
liquid love meeting mine.
"Forgive her, Lord.  She doesn't know what she's doing," he prays,
Never taking his eyes off me.
I drop to my knees, 
dropping everything I own and all I have been carrying
scattered at His feet.
Tears pour from my eyes as I ask forgiveness for nailing Him there.
"It is finished," I hear him say.
All is quiet.
Then, Jesus simply says my name.
I look up, and there He is.
The cross is gone and Jesus is standing in front of me, 
wearing blazing white 
the holes in his hands and feet still visible.  
He smiles, opening his arms wide
just as they were as He hung on the cross
and says,
"You are forgiven, for all of it."

4 Comments on “Encounter at the Cross

  1. Hi Miccah! Don’t know if you remember me, but we worked together for a while at Friedman Chiropractic. Just wanted you to know I read your words and could see it clearly! ❤️ My Lord has done so much for me. He saved me at the age of 18, and I have been blessed beyond measure. My wonderful husband, Mark of 42 years, 6 magnificent children (and their awesome spouses) and 13 beautiful grandblessings!! ❤️💕 Your family is beautiful and it was so nice to read your blog!! 🥰 Love and prayers, Cindy


    • Hi Cindy! I absolutely remember you! My goodness what a fun surprise to see a message from you! I remember Mark wanted me to become an environmental engineer or something like that 🙂 I love that your family has grown into spouses and grandbabies. What a huge blessing. Love to you ALL!


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