Heaven’s Work

The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

Apostle’s Creed

That’s a lot of sitting and waiting for the end to come. But Jesus isn’t waiting around watching youtube videos. He’s praying, for you.

Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Romans 8:34

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

I like the way Jaroslav J. Vajda says it in the hymn Up through Endless Ranks of Angels:

Death destroying, life restoring,

Proven equal to our need,

Now for us before the Father

As our brother intercede;

Flesh that for our world was wounded,

Living, for the wounded plead!

Jesus’ last words on the cross were “It is finished!” And indeed His work of atonement is finished. But Jesus’ work continues in heaven as He prays for us on earth. Take comfort in whatever you face today: He knows, He’s praying.

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