Give yourselves to Christ, to taste and see how good the Lord is

Christ tasted gall for you, that you might taste ambrosia for Him. He tasted death for you, that you might taste life for Him, and drink of the heavenly Nepenthe, that ocean of pleasure. He did sweat and faint in His agonies, that He might stay you with flagons, and comfort you with apples. He fasted forty days that you might be feasted to eternity. He wore a crown of thorns, that you may wear a crown of glory. He suffered among base evil doers, that you may be blessed among those sweet companions in heaven. In a word, He endured the sorest pains, that you may enjoy the greatest pleasures.

O make not His death to be of no effect to you; forbear to fetch any more sighs from that heart that is so full of love to you, and now at length be persuaded to give yourselves to Christ, to taste and see how good the Lord is.

—Robert Dingley