Right Hand of God

Have you ever felt like you’re carrying a heavy burden?

Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, and we may find ourselves longing for a sense of release and freedom. In the book of Mark, there is a verse that speaks directly to this longing.

After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God” (Mark 16:19)

This imagery is powerful because it reminds us that Jesus has completed his work and now reigns in glory.

Imagine a marathon runner who has been training for months, enduring long runs and pushing through physical and mental barriers.

Finally, the race day arrives, and as the runner crosses the finish line, a wave of relief washes over them. They can now rest and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done.

In the same way, Jesus completed his mission on earth by defeating sin and death on the cross. His ascension to heaven is like that victorious runner taking a seat and basking in the glory of the accomplishment.

Knowing that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God brings us comfort and hope. It means that the heavy burdens we carry can be released and placed in his capable hands.

We don’t have to strive and struggle on our own; we can find rest in the presence of our Savior.

When life feels overwhelming, let’s remember that Jesus is reigning in glory, interceding for us, and inviting us to find rest in him.

Trust in his finished work and experience the freedom that comes from surrendering our burdens to him.