Which Thief? – A Poem

Two thieves were crucified
beside Jesus one dark day
One thief mocked
One thief believed

Which one would I be?

If I was crucified
right by His side
would I mock and jeer?

Which thief would I be?

If my fate was tied
to His upon a cross
would I trust and believe?

Which thief would I be?

Which thief would you be?
Where would you spend eternity?

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4 responses to “Which Thief? – A Poem

  1. This is a really moving poem. I kept forgetting to read it like a poem, though, because the message tugged so strongly at my heart. I had never paused and thought about what it might be like if I were dying on a cross beside a man who claimed to be the Messiah, but also on a cross as well. Would I believe Him?

    I think I would have believed Him with the same imperfect faith that I have today. I would have asked Jesus to remember me just like he did…just like I do now each day of my life.

    I am so glad you posted this profound poem.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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    • Theresa, I think about what it would have been like often, and can only hope I would have believed. As mentioned in my reply to Deb’s comment, this poem was inspired by the song Thief by Third Day. Here is a live version of it. This song always makes me cry, especially where Mac sings, “they raised Him up next to me.” I’m glad you were blessed by this. Peace, Linda

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  2. Good poem and prayer for us, to ask ourselves and listen for Him. And it reminds me of that Third Day song. God bless you!

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