As we conclude the Gospel of John, I am wondering how many people are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to read this much. It is taking me about an hour a day to read and post this blog. While I don’t know about your schedule, mine has definitely been rearranged. I have actually had to turn off the TV, which is a great thing. I am not condemning anyone who can’t find the time to read with us, but I really hope that we can recognize this brief season of growth, and take advantage of it.
Although we read 7 chapters today, I want to spend just a minute focusing on chapter 17, where Jesus prays for us.
(13) so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. (15) protect them from the evil one. (17) Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (21) that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. (23) May they be brought to complete unity to let the world 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.
These prayers by Christ on our behalf tell us a bit about how much He loves us. He wants the best for us.
The Gospels have been awesome. I hope you were enriched by your time reading them.
On Thursday, we begin a 3 day walk with the Book of Acts.