James Tissot, "Journey of the Magi" (oil on canvas, c. 1894)

Scripture Reading & Meditation

Hebrews 4:1-11

“We live in a busy world in which many people are striving for something: to prove themselves through work, study, career, fitness, style. The result is a restless culture….All the time, God invites us to rest. It’s such a lovely, gracious invitation.”—Tim Chester, Fixated

“Doubtless, we shall no more be oppressed with the power of our corruptions, nor vexed with their presence; no pride, passion, slothfulness, senselessness, shall enter with us; no strangeness to God, and the things of God; no coldness of affections, nor imperfection in our love; no uneven walking, nor grieving of the Spirit; no scandalous action, or unholy living. We shall rest from all these forever.” —Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

Text:  Gustave Doré, “The Israelites Cross the Jordan River” (etching, 1866)