Day 196, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
There remains a promise of rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did after creating the worlds. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish.
—Hebrews 4:9-11 (NT)
As your day draws to a close, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
Read the passage again. Find a word or phrase that catches your eye or moves your heart. Slowly repeat it in your mind. Pray your thoughts, desires, needs, and feelings from your meditation.
Lord of the Sabbath, I can faithfully observe a day of rest and yet miss its point. Your rest is the goal of life; it’s what you intended for all of creation—to know you and enjoy all your goodness. Thank you for the gospel invitation to catch my breath, to stop all my striving and enjoy. Amen. (HC)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
DZ - Donna Z.
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
MAO - Michael A. O’Sullivan
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism