17th Century Christian Poet George Herbert

God’s sovereignty and His ways of sharing love are simply amazing to me. He used this 17th century poem to share the love of Christ with the Jewish agnostic, Simone Weil in 1938. She was meditating on the words of this poem and experienced the overwhelming, powerful experience of Christ’s love! She said, “Christ came down and took possession of me.” WOW!
What a mighty yet gentle God we serve! Here’s the poem by 17th century Christian poet George Herbert. May God use it to do a mighty work in you too! ❤

“Love iii”

Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
If I lacked any thing.

A guest, I answered, worthy to be here:
Love said, You shall be he.
I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,
I cannot look on thee.
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
Who made the eyes but I?

Truth Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.
And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?
My dear, then I will serve.
You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:
So I did sit and eat.