Jesus answered them, “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” John 5:17
There was different understanding among the learned Jews as to what God did on the Sabbath. Some believed that God continued to work in holding all His creation together, while others believed that he rested, except for His judgment (his ruling and governance).
In Jesus’ discourse with the Jews, he calls himself the son of the Father, and that as a son, he does what the Father does, making himself an equal to God. He explains that he does what the Father does, which is manifested in his power to heal.
“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.” John 5:24
Jesus asks us to believe in Him as we do the Father, and that his work on the Sabbath is not a work of condemnation, but one of giving life.
Let us hold close to the words of Jesus, who is patterned after the Father, that eternal life is offered to those who hear his word and believes.
May God bless you.