You Are Mine

Jesus – You make me brave
When I’d be afraid –
You light up the darkness –
You turn night into day –
You cause a blithe spirit
To rise up inside me –
What have I to fear –
You are greater –
You are fiercer –
Than any other
You are mighty –
You are faithful –
And You are

By Carol Ann Hoel © March 18, 2012


I Peter 1:3-12 – The Bible (NIV 1984) – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow, it was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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20 Responses to You Are Mine

  1. jannatwrites says:

    The sunlight illuminating the creek gives an aura of hope. Your words are full of hope, too. He does make us strong and we are blessed to have found faith in Him.

    I hope you have had a peaceful weekend and your husband is doing well.


  2. elizabeth says:

    Carol Ann, I love that your poem is bold and beautiful. I love it!

    And the scripture passage was perfect. I saw something in there that I’d never noticed before. (And I used to know this by heart.) Thank you for taking the time to post and share this wonderful Word.


  3. pattisj says:

    You found such a perfect image for your poem, Carol Ann. And you, my friend, are golden.


  4. suzicate says:

    Fabulous photograph to go with your lovely words.


  5. Irony He is only thing in universe that everyone can claim as their own if they so wish.


  6. Cmsmith says:

    Very nice post, Carol Ann. Keep ’em coming.


  7. Bonnie says:

    How beautiful, Carol Ann. Thinking of you and glad to see a lovely post by you. Blessings to you my friend.


  8. gloryteller says:

    Hold your faith and hope close, and always remember the Love. This is very nice. Your gift is a gift to me! Blessings, Carol Ann.


  9. sharmishtha says:

    No love is greater, purer than God’s love. I so so share your affection for God. 🙂

    just adored the poem!


  10. elizabeth says:

    Carol Ann, there’s a surprise over on my blog for you!!! 🙂


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