Day: November 26, 2012

Moving Day

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Hebrews 4:10

You will not find peace by moving from a big house into a bigger one, by moving from town to country, by moving up the social ladder, by moving from a B. A. to a Ph.D. Moving to the mountains in the summer or south in the winter will not do it. It was an old Negro maid who said of her unhappy globe-trotting mistress, “It don’t do her any good, because she has to take herself along!”

But entering into God’s rest by simple faith, ceasing from your own works to rest in His finished work, will do it. Do not limit the words, “Entered Into Rest,” to a tombstone epitaph. You can enter now.


A.B. Simpson 90 x115by A.B. Simpson

Could ye not watch with me one hour?—Matthew 26:40

A young woman whose parents had died while she was an infant had been cared for by a friend of the family. Before she was old enough to know him he went to Europe. Through all his years of absence he wrote regularly to her and never failed to send her money for all her wants.

Finally word came that during a certain week he would return and visit her. He did not fix the day or the hour. During that week the young woman received several invitations to take pleasant trips with her friends. one of these sounded so exciting that she could not resist accepting it. But during her trip her benefactor came, inquired as to her absence and left. Returning she found a note: