Taking a Seat

It has been a long week. And hot too. Between VBS here at the church and being outside and a midweek trip, well, I could use a rest. It is definitely one of those “take a seat” moments.

And that is why, perhaps, this particular verse hit me so hard this morning:

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3).

Okay, so there is a lot in there about who Christ is and His authority and divinity. But what hit me on this Friday morning after a long week was this: He sat down.

Jesus Christ completed the task at hand, and just like I’m prone to do, after His work was finished, He sat down. I love this image. Now, of course, Jesus didn’t sit down out of fatigue, but rather to affirm the work as “finished” and to display His authority and union with the Father. No steps were missed. He came to do a job, and He completed the task, once and for all.

And now, I can rest in that work too. I can work and play and even sit, knowing full well my future hope is fulfilled in Jesus Christ on high, the “heir of all things.”

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