The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
20“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 25“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” (John 17:20 – 26)
Yesterday we reflected on Jesus washing the feet of His disciples on the Thursday of Passion Week. Through that famous event we see clear attributes of Jesus that allow us to see aspects of God’s glory. Another signature event from the Thursday of Passion Week is Jesus praying. The Apostle John records the details of the prayer, and what a prayer it is. It is certainly worth reading the whole prayer if you have the time. The prayer provides real insights into who Jesus is. I hope you have firmly concluded that the clearer we see Jesus the clearer we see the glory of God.
Please prayerfully read the passages and answer the question below.
What aspects of God’s glory revealed in Jesus’ prayer strike a chord with you?
April 18, 2019 at 10:43 am
What stands out to me in Jesus’ prayer is that He wants us to have the same relationship He has with God. Jesus desires for us to have complete unity with God; to have a oneness with Him; to know Him. The love Jesus has for God and God for Him, he wants us to have and experience the same. This is an amazing and powerful prayer.
April 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm
“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” I can’t say that I noticed this before, we were given glory that we would be one. It is consistent with God’s desire for us to return to the fellowship/relationship we had with Him.
April 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm
Both what James & Bridget have said, but also what stands out for me is when he says”Father I want those You have given me to be with me where I am”. To me this is very powerful and comforting to know.