Of Christ the Mediator.
Chapter 8, Paragraph 4.
“… and there sits at the right hand of His Father making intercession,…“
After Jesus ascended into heaven, He sat down at the right hand of the Father. What does that mean? Rather than declaring that there is furniture in heaven, “sitting at the right hand” means that He is in the place of highest favor with the Father. Christ is exalted by His Father, attaining again the glory He shared with Him before the world began. He is reigning over all, holding the universe together.
With Christ’s work of redemption complete, and with Him now ruling in the heavens, is He finished with humanity? Not at all! Despite His power, despite His prestige, Christ is still the mediator on our behalf. He intercedes for us. Think of it: we have connections to the infinite, most Holy God! Jesus has not left us to ignore us; He continues to pray for us. If the prayers of a righteous man avails much, as it says in James 5:16, how powerful are the prayers of Jesus, who knew no sin!
In the midst of the hard, trying days when we fail and feel friendless, you are not forgotten: Jesus is interceding for you. Right now, as you read this, He is interceding for you. He will continue to intercede for you while you live on this earth. Thank you, Lord, for Your mercy and goodness to us!
Questions to Consider
- How does the intercession of Christ affect your life right now?