Resting in the One who Never Rests

Jesus never rests. Though we know that God’s “works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, and God did rest the seventh day from all His works,” Jesus is still always readily available for our aid and rescue; He never takes a day off and His eyes are continually upon us, His beloved bride. We read about The Father in the Old Testament: “…He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: The LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.” [Psa 121:3-5] Our Father guards us day by day, hour by hour, never taking His eyes off of us. Likewise Jesus our Bridegroom, whose omniscience is portrayed in Zechariah and Revelation by “seven” eyes,

"...for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes..." [Zech 3:8-9]

"For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth." [Zech 4:10]

"And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." [Rev 5:6]

We see our always-available Savior in the gospels as well. Specifically, a passage in Matthew. Here, Jesus responds to the Pharisees, who were so backwards in their thinking, they asked Jesus, “is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days?”

"And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked Him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse Him. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days." [Mt 12:10-12]

Jesus didn’t mind that it was the Sabbath. He wasn’t too high or too religious to stoop down and help one of His very own creations. Perhaps the Pharisees were, who thought it more godly to sacrifice rather than show mercy, but Jesus never takes a day off when it comes to helping us, sanctifying us, guarding us. He is ever-ready to come our aid and pour out His mercy and grace. Hebrews says,

"Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. For such an high priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens." [Heb 7:25-26]

Jesus is always interceding to The Father on our behalf! He is our eternal High Priest. Jesus will never turn us down, He will never take a day off, He will never turn us away because He is tired. Jesus is always ready to help us; He continually intercedes for us and is able to utterly rescue us.

CONCLUSION

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.” Rest in Him; rest, as John, and lean upon His breast in fellowship, receiving motherly comfort from Him. He has not forgotten, nor is He taking a break, but Jesus is ever-ready and ever-present to help. Though it may seem He has, do not fear, “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” [Lam 3:26]

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