The Same Shoes

It’s sad when they believe that God’s commands are unfair

Where they see restrictions, I see a God who cares

It’s sad when they mock the Creator of all things

They don’t understand the joy that He brings.


Father, forgive them

They know not what they do

Your very own words, as they wounded You

Yet, still, Your plan is to redeem and restore

If only they could see that You’re alive forever more.


It’s sad when they prefer to injure themselves

They don’t understand that You’re a God who helps

It’s sad they can’t see who the true hero is

You suffered and died so that they may truly live.


I, too, have worn these very same shoes 

I didn’t believe, so I scorned the good news

I couldn’t see that You were there for me. 

Lord Jesus, thank you, for saving me. 

Tina S.W.

January 11, 2020

“God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered Himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people He can be proud of, energetic in goodness.”

–Titus 2:11-14(MSG)

The Spirit of Rebellion vs. God’s Mercy and Grace ❤ Ephesians 2:1-10

13 thoughts on “The Same Shoes

    1. I have to reply to your comment again. The word “clever” has really been bothering me. I didn’t write this poem to be clever. Actually this one poured out of me after I read a post by an atheist who stated that the ten commandments should be rewritten. They were also encouraging others to leave comments about how the commandments should be rewritten. I found it so sad. In the past I probably would have become defensive, like Peter was, but I guess my heart is changing. I needed the same mercy and grace that they do. I walked in the same shoes. So, yeah… it wasn’t clever. It was God’s mercy and grace pouring out of my heart.

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      1. Makes sense…I just really love how you put the ending of this poem together…it’s more-so intriguing to me how you tied it altogether to create such a gospel message in such few words, that’s all! I understand the unfortunate brokenness wrapped up in it as well but it points to Christ at the end and that’s what matters.❤️

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      2. Thanks Ali! 😀 I just meant that I really didn’t give it much thought. It was very emotion driven. Poetry is often this way for me, it just flows with those strong emotions. I do go back and play with the words a bit, but the main message literally just poured out of me. It was fueled by my love and gratefulness for Jesus and the desire for others to have and know that amazing fellowship with Him too. 😊

        It’s like Scripture says: “Whoever believes in [Jesus] as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” –John 7:38 ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Holly! Writing about, and for God is definitely my passion. Like Jeremiah, I can’t not write! It’s a fire in my heart that won’t go out. ☺ Thanks for the encouragement and sharing! 😀 ❤ It's so appreciated. ❤

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