Today can be taken in a couple different ways. First is that Jesus continued to do teaching like he had done all of his ministry. The other way, and the one I kind of like, is that he took today as a day of rest. The Sabbath is to be a day of rest. It’s the day that no one, in all of Israel, is supposed to do any work. It’s set up that way, because God rested on the seventh day of Creation. I find a great reminder to take some time to rest in this. During the two most significant acts God ever did for us, Creation and Redemption, He made the point to take a day of rest.
I know that holidays and times of celebration can become quite busy, between family and church events. I want to encourage all of you to make a point to find time to rest. Especially to take some time to spend in prayer and in the Word. If Jesus can take the time to rest while he was finishing his ministry and saving your soul, we can take the time to rest and reflect on him.
Psalms to Pray: Psalm 92