“It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, that was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God.” Romans 8:34 ASV
Many people of think of sitting as a restful activity. Office workers who sit at a computer terminal all day would probably disagree. I am an author and I sit most of the day, when not walking my dog, producing books and blogs and seminar notes. Sitting does not mean idleness. Like millions of people who sit to work, Christ is also at work.
What is He doing? In John 14 He told His disciples that He was going to prepare a place for them. That is one thing He does. In Romans 8 it tells us that He is making intercession for us. We sin and we need an advocate to plead our case before God. Jesus is that Advocate interceding for our sins. In Ephesians 4 we are told that He is giving gifts to Church leaders to equip the Church for His glory. At the same time, in the manifest power of the risen Christ, He is accompanying His Church in their witness to the world and protecting His Church from the gates of hell. Christ is not resting as He awaits His return. He is ever loving and caring for His bride the Church.
Almighty God, We thank you that Christ is ever active in our behalf. Amen.
The Friday Benediction
Until Monday, my friends, may the good God envelop you with His grace; may you prove the common confession of faith, “I believe in the holy Christian church and in the fellowship of the saints”, and may you be enriched with joy and hope as you exercise that confession this weekend. Amen
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