Be My Savior and Lord

Be my Valentine – words I craved to hear
As a child in school when Valentine cards
Were handed out – I received a few and
Gave out a few – shy button that I was –

Be my Valentine – I heard someone say –
Spoken another way – Be mine today –
Jesus came calling someone to believe –
Someone to receive eternal life from Him –
Any day – Jesus will change a heart
Willing to trust in Him – Who gave Himself
For us – taking away our sin –
Freeing us joyously to flee to Him

Be my Savior and Lord today –
Take away my stains – Give me
Your holy righteousness instead –
A heart’s cry never to be denied

By Carol Ann Hoel © February 14, 2012


John 3:16 – The Bible (KJV) – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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27 Responses to Be My Savior and Lord

  1. Bonnie says:

    I’ve missed reading your beautifully written inspirational poems, Carol Ann. What a fitting tribute to our Lord on a day dedicated to love. Blessings to you, my friend.


  2. He gives more than the Valentine card. It is an invitation card. Blessings.


  3. Patricia says:

    Lovely thoughts, Carol. You are gifted.


  4. JannatWrites says:

    Beautiful poem. I hadn’t looked at Jesus’ invitation to believe as a valentine, but it is kind of like one. Much better than the lifesavers gummy valentines my youngest handed out 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this poem and getting me thinking.


  5. Such love is beyond comprehension!


  6. Sharmishtha says:

    who can be better valentine than God? If we realize the worth of God’s love.


  7. pattisj says:

    Lovely post, Carol Ann. I’ve missed your poems.


  8. how are you carol? missing you!


    • I’m doing well. My time has been taken up with caregiver duties. The path that Alzheimer’s carves into our lives recently has been unrelenting. I’m sure this will change, and I’ll have time and energy to get back on my blog. Until then, I am dealing with one day at a time. God is good. We are not alone. I have much to be thankful for each day. My hubby still praises the Lord in his heart. He squeezes my hand to let me know he’s on board with the program, whatever lies ahead. Right now, I’m a cook, housekeeper, and personal assistant to my man. Easy. But busy. Blessings to you, Trisha. You are sweet to keep checking on me.


      • I wish I could be there to help you. You are working too hard! Please take care of yourself.

        Will be waiting for the beautiful day when these troubles will lighten and you will be relaxed again.

        lots of love.


      • You are a real friend, Trisha. Thank you for your kind wishes. My days are pleasant. I would be lonely were it not for Jesus. My husbands sleeps many hours, both day and night. The nurses tell me that this is normal for Alzheimer’s at the stage my husband is in. Work is good for me. I could use a little more sleep, but my energy level is good. I know that the day will come when our troubles will be fewer. And there is forever coming along someday. Forever. And it will be good. Blessings to you, Trisha…


      • I also dont know the bond that has kept us together across these miles, i think about you every day and hope -pray that things get better as soon as possible.

        you are giving so much you should be cautious about your own health-physical and psychological.

        taking care of someone dear in pain is excruciating task.

        lots of love.


      • hope all is well there. take care.

        lots of love.


      • All is well. Thank you for thinking of me. Blessings to you from Jesus…


  9. elizabeth says:

    Beautiful thoughts on love Carol Ann. Human love is so lacking when compared to the Love of God. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem.


  10. Tammy says:

    I love the idea of Jesus as a valentine. Your poem is beautiful.


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