Nothing too trivial

(Octavius Winslow) “And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Matthew 10:30 Christ thus teaches us that our Heavenly Father takes cognizance of the minutest events and circumstances of our individual history; and that there is nothing too … Continued

What a rest is this

(John MacDuff, “Hospice of the Pilgrim” 1891) What a rest is this for weary, burdened wayfarers! …”Your heavenly Father!” With tender care for the minute and lowly, He . . . makes grass to grow for the cattle, pencils the … Continued

Heavenly Rest

(James Smith, “The Rest!” 1865) Play Audio!  Download Audio “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9 We shall consider these words as referring to HEAVENLY rest: our Father’s house, Savior’s home, and our eternal dwelling-place! … Continued

Find rest in God alone

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”) “I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 There is no rest for the Christian in this world. Because there will be always something to disturb, perplex, or distress him; it is an enemy’s land. … Continued

We may rest in Jesus alone

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio (You will find it helpful to listen to the audio above, as you read the text below.) “I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 There is no rest for … Continued

The weary are at rest

(William Nicholson, “HEAVEN!” 1855)   LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest!” Job 3:17 In Heaven, the Righteous will enjoy an uninterrupted repose. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord … Continued

A rest for people of God

(adapted from Octavius Winslow’s “Morning Thoughts”) “There remains, then, a rest for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9.   Not yet come to the heavenly rest, we still are approaching it, and, oh ecstatic thought! We shall reach it at … Continued

O blessed rest!

(From Octavius Winslow’s, “God Resting in His Love”) Beloved reader, come and rest in the love of Jesus. He invites you to its blessed repose. Are you weary, tossed with tempest? Is there…. sadness in your spirit, sorrow in your … Continued

Leaves of Healing…

(Newman Hall, “Leaves of Healing from the Garden of Grief” 1891)   “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7 For salvation, we may rest on His atonement. In all our weakness, we may rest on His strength. for … Continued

Find rest in Him alone…

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”) “I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 There is no rest for the Christian in this world. Because there will be always something to disturb, perplex, or distress him; it is an enemy’s land. … Continued