It is written, “For the person who has entered his rest has rested from his own works, just as God did from his” (Hebrews 4:10, CSB). On this Holy Saturday, a day of rest and reflection, I consider Christ’s body laying in a borrowed tomb. The day before, with the taste of sour wine on his lips, he declared “It is finished!” (John 19:30) He completed the work his Father had given him. Jesus, a man born of a virgin under the law fulfilled all its demands. Now, he rested.
He was obedient to death; he now rests in the promise of the Father. For it is written, “For you will not abandon me to Sheol; you will not allow your faithful one to see decay” (Psalm 16:10, CSB). His eyes, now closed in darkness, will see light again. His ears, deafened by the silence of death, await the Father’s whisper to arise!
The Apostle Paul wrote, “But as it is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20, CSB). By faith, we rest in the atoning work of Christ. He tasted death and defeated it. If we are crucified and buried with him by faith, then we will rise again too. We rest in Christ’s work and await the Father’s whisper to arise to glory! Hallelujah!We rest in Christ’s work and await the Father’s whisper to arise to glory! Hallelujah! Click To Tweet