The Lord’s promise in Hebrews 4:9 is “There remains, then, a rest for the people of God,” We are not yet come to the heavenly rest, we are still approaching it and oh ecstatic thought; we shall reach it at last! Are you bereaved? Weep not! Earth has one
tie the less, and heaven has one tie more!”
“Are you impoverished of earthly substance? Grieve
not! Your imperishable treasure is in heaven!”
“Are you sailing over dark and stormy waters? Fear
not! The rising flood but lifts your ark the higher and
nearer the mount of perfect safety and endless rest!”
“I am going home! Transporting thought! True, I leave
an earthly one, all so sweet and attractive, but I exchange
it for a heavenly one infinitely brighter, more sacred and
precious. I am going to Jesus! To the Church Triumphant!
To Apostles, Prophets, and Martyrs! To my dear saved ones
who line the shore on the other side, prepared to welcome
By Octavius Winslow, adapted from “Morning Thoughts,” www.gracegems.org.