Jesus – You Cherish Me

Prelude to poem:

Remember the song we sang as children: Jesus loves me; this I know; for the Bible tells me so. Yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so. And so it does tell us so (John 3:16). We tend to think like this: God loves everyone. And He does, but personalizing God’s love for you will enrich your experience, and your faith will grow. The Apostle John did this. He called himself the disciple whom Jesus loved. Every time you miss the mark, make a mistake, or disappoint yourself by doing something wrong that you regret, do not believe that God is angry with you, disappointed in you, or turns His back on you. No, He does not. Believers are forgiven, once and for all, because Jesus took the full punishment for your sins and mine on the cross. God recognizes His Son’s work on the cross, and, justly, Our loving Father reaches down to pull us up, encourage us, comfort us. Abundant grace is ours. God is Love. He loves you. Believe it. Believe it always. Especially, when  you fail. Praise Him. He loves you.


Neon heartJesus – You are the most –
You are the One –
The LORD of Hosts – yet
You cherish me

Jesus – You made the way –
Gave me life –
Hope and sway – and
You STAY with me

You never give up on me –
Your love never
Fails or fades –
You cherish me

Every day You are mine –
You paid the price
To make me shine –
You cherish me

Some say You can’t
Be right saving me –
Lamb Of God – You
Were slain for me

Wrath of God meant for me –
You received – at Calvary –
You conquered death
And set me free

Jesus  – You will always be
Here for me –
I’ll always know
You cherish me

By Carol Ann Hoel © February 10, 2014


John 3:16-17 – 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Hebrews 8:12 – The Bible (KJV) – For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Ephesians 3:17-21 – The Bible (KJV) –  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Romans 5:17-21 – The Bible (KJV) – (…For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 4:10 – Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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10 Responses to Jesus – You Cherish Me

  1. pattisj says:

    I love this poem, Carol Ann. You need to submit it to an anthology or publish it yourself.


  2. jannatwrites says:

    Beautiful poem! The depth of God’s love is sometimes hard to grasp. We’re conditioned to believe that if it’s too good to be true, it must be. But that’s not the case with Jesus dying for our sins.


    • Yes, the love of Jesus for us is the substance of the New Testament and the shadow of good things to come hidden in the Old Testament. Genesis to Exodus, Jesus, our eternal, irrevocable salvation, the love of God personified and offered to the entire world. We need only believe to receive. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. Blessings to you, Janna…


  3. William Beaumont says:

    Just ran across your blog on Eve and tthe serpent. There is so much that we need to understand about that encounter. It is not accessible to us because of our unbelief. Independence, equality, human rights, secular science, all had their origin there. We tend to blame Eve for original sin but where was Adam when Eve encountered the talking serpent? Was she feeling lonely and neglected? Eve”‘s mistake was in. Answering the serpent and thus giving it credibility. She should have asked herself “Where is this voice coming from? And why is, whoever it is, interested in the terms of our lease?”



    • Thank you for adding insight to Adam and Eve’s encounter with the serpent. Yes, the Bible is a treasure house of wisdom for us to seek out, more and more, precept upon precept, all to the glory of God. I once heard a preacher say that, as Jesus left His glory to die for us, Adam attempted to be Eve’s hero by leaving the safety of all he knew that was good, to save Eve (typology) from her predicament. Adam fell with her, of course. I thought that was an interesting concept, as is yours, stated in your comment. Someday, in Heaven, I intend to ask The Lord, or maybe, Adam and Eve, to give us the whole scoop on Eve’s encounter with the serpent. God had a plan from the beginning to save us all. Jesus. Blessings to you, William…


  4. elizabeth says:

    Beautiful post Carol Ann. Thanks for the reminders 🙂


  5. Gloryteller says:

    I like, like, like this poem!


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