In a world where we are hard-pressed to find rest; the simple act of sitting can feel as though a weight has been lifted from one’s shoulders.
It is small wonder that the act of eating often coincides with sitting, whether on the floor, at the dinner table or even in the workplace lunch room.
Sitting epitomizes rest; so much that the high priest in the Old Testament could never sit while on the job. The comfort of the New Testament is that our high priest is no longer standing. Rather He is seated having completed all of His work concerning our salvation.
Hebrews 10:11-13 (ESV) – 11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet.
So the next time you are caught up in your daily routine, remember ever so often to take a seat, and remember that your high priest is sitting on your behalf.
Sitting doesn’t always have to be physical; make sure you remain at rest in your spirit, no matter the circumstance.2