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Thursday, May 9, 2019

    “…And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the sabbath. But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is working still, and I am working.’ This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.” (Jn 5: 16-18)

     When Christ says, “My Father is working still…,” He reveals to us that God’s “rest,” on the Seventh Day, “from all His work” throughout the Six Days of creation (Gen 2: 2-3), did not actually mean that God stopped “working.” What God was revealing to us, in Gen 2: 2-3 and further in the Law (Ex 20: 8-11), with the whole business of the Sabbath-“rest,” is the kind of “working” He intended for us from the beginning, and which we enjoyed in the Garden; it...

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