Challenged to forgive
I long to fully
let the matter go –
Yes, forgiveness
is necessary –
My wounds are fresh
What would Jesus do?

They are disregarding
what’s best –
Still, despite their actions
I must forgive
What would Jesus do?

My hardness had to soften
and yield to forgiveness –
It’s best and the way of the Lord
What would Jesus do?

Peter betrayed Jesus,
denied even knowing him –
He cursed and denied his Lord –
Thrice Peter did that
What did Jesus do?
He forgave him

Christ Jesus,
pure and innocent
was put on a cross
and crucified for
doing his Father’s business –
loving, teaching
healing, and raising the dead –
What did Jesus say?
“Father, forgive them;
for they know not what they do.”

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Sandra Hicks

Sandra is a native of Washington D.C. who joyously walks with God, and firmly believes in the steadfast flow of love and truth. She is president of a home-based business that specializes in writing, editing, consulting and retail sales of photo products. Her published pieces include essays, inspirational topics and stories, reflections, commentaries, and poetry. In January 2011, one of her inspirational pieces was selected as a Jewel Chest feature on a Christian website. Sandra enjoys photography and snaps shots often in her hometown of Washington, D.C.

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