Pivot Point

Pivot Point

A Poem by Jeff Bresee

So likewise, it all hinges on this detail...


He did it because no one else could have done.

Hands raised in praise, yet so few ever know.

I guess it’s enough just to know that he won,

but there’s more I wanted to understand so


I sought for an answer, unwritten in pen -

why he subjected himself to it all?

Why the injustice from birth until when

the climax when God turned his face to the wall,


leaving him suffering there on his own?

Agony far beyond what man can bare,

purposely facing the cruel cross alone.

A perfect injustice beyond all compare.


Why was this needed? I wondered for years.

Nothing I found helped me understand til,

amidst my search a new question appeared -

what was the void that his grace had to fill?


I’d read that he had to succumb the demands

of justice so that all mankind may be saved,

but who demands justice? I don’t understand!”

That’s where I was but from there it all changed.


For just like a balance that hangs in the scale,

everything pivots around where it’s braced.

So likewise, it all hinges on this detail...

and once I learned it, the rest fell in place.

© 2024 Jeff Bresee

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Added on February 2, 2024
Last Updated on February 2, 2024
Tags: religion, judgement, mercy, grace, justice, god


Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX

I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based music charity. Check us out on Apple Music, Spotify, I Heart Radio, Pandora.. more..

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