November 28, 2014

John 17:24 (KJV)

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

        Jesus had been with his father for all time. Beside him in glory since before the earth was formed. Now Jesus was praying that all who the father had given to him would see him in all his glory.

            The prayer here is not just for the original twelve disciples or the few who saw Jesus walk the earth and listened to his teaching. But all who would hear the gospel and be drawn by God to believe in Jesus as their lord and savior.

            What a great request for every believer that Jesus would intercede for each of us as sinners that we would have the opportunity to see him in all his glory as he sits at the right hand of the father. What a great and glorious day that will be.

Dear Lord:

            Thank you for praying to your father that I may have an opportunity not only to be forgiven for my sins but to see you in all your glory. Give me the opportunity to share the gospel as God draws more to you. So they too will the greatness of being in your presence and seeing you in your glory.

In Jesus name I pray amen