XXVII. I knew Him Love, Consoler of my sighs

A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. -John 10:12-15

I knew Him Love, Consoler of my sighs,

Long ere I to Him I ran, His Peace to win.

How could I not expect some firm reply?

Did not my search for Him in hope begin?

When in the Chapel, in His Presence Real,

He bid me seek, and ask, on door to knock,

I prayed the more, and learned ‘tis good to kneel,

But judged myself one nameless in His flock.

Then unsought, of a sudden, came His voice,

A call by name and proof of all He taught.

He sees my every flaw, yet I’m His choice.

He knows what damaged goods His Blood has bought.

When such stark truth to heart moves from one’s head,

No longer can one languish, like to dead.

NOTE: My conversion was not any kind of mystical experience; Christ does not have to make use of supernatural visions to reveal Himself to our hearts and call us by name. A personal encounter with the person of the Risen Lord does not have to be mystical by nature, and is no less real–and no less undeniable to the human heart–if it is not mystical at all. You can read about my conversion at the tab “My Conversion Story.”


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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