Meet Me at the Cross: A Poem

Looking to redeem your guilt and your shame?

Hoping for a way to relieve the pain.

Meet me at the cross.

Seeking shelter in the storm, frail and worn.

Fighting a battle you can’t seem to win.

Longing for love that knows no end.

Meet me at the cross.

Trapped in a cycle of doubt and fear.

Aching to know the comfort of peace.

Meet me at the cross.

He makes all things new. He is waiting for you.

Meet me at the cross.

Gather at the cross, it’s a compass for the lost.

I’m just like you, so I’ll be there too.

Meet me at the cross.


Though today it’s an empty and solemn place,

It’s a representation of the deepest grace.

There is not a piece of your story that is kept from His sight,

Step out of the shadows and into the light.    

The foot of the cross is only the beginning,

But it is also the start of a victorious ending.

It’s here we are part of the great exchange,

His life for ours, no more guilt, shame or pain.

I was led to the cross sometime ago. It’s not a journey I took alone.

There are many who go there, day after day.

The Lord himself only knows who will join you along the way.

Meet me at the cross. 

Catharine Griffin was born and raised in Covington, Georgia. She earned an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2012. She enjoys mentoring and discipling college women and is currently doing so at East Texas Baptist University. She is passionate about hearing people's stories and helping people see their potential in Christ and serves this calling out as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She has also been coordinating ministry to women for several years in various churches and longs to equip women to serve the church with biblically sound teaching. She is a mother to three boys, wife to a Baptist Student Minister, and enjoys teaching, writing, cooking and all things outside.

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