Victorious Victim

Mistreatment strikes
Response starts

Hatred
Bitterness
Revenge
And pride

God the Son
A victim was
His response
Another type

Humility
Grace
Forgiveness
And love

Victorious victim strive to be
By His power, for His glory


*I know the word "victim" can be a loaded term.  The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines victim as: "one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent;  one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions; one that is subjected to oppression, hardship, or mistreatment."  Jesus was often mistreated during His time on earth and ultimately suffered the greatest injustice of all time when crucified on the cross.  Based on the definition above, I believe that defines Him as a victim.  However, His goal was to obey His Father and die on the cross and save us from our sins.  He did this all willingly and without ever sinning in response to mistreatment.  My desire with this poem is to show that we have a choice in how we respond when we find ourselves mistreated (i.e. a victim).  From grievous oppression to minor mistreatment, our natural response will not be Christlike.  We have to intentionally choose to respond differently when we are wronged.  I hope this clarification helps you better understand the intent and message behind my poem.  For a modern day example of someone who in my opinion is a victorious victim, check out this video of Brandt Jean.

5 comments

  1. We are all much more victors AND much more victims than we realize, because in either identity we assume, we miss the fact that Christ was both the greatest victim and the greatest victor and the Christian identifies with HIM. We like to be one or the other at different times, but we are always (in Christ) both.

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