Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jesus Prays For You

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that 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. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I 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.” -John 17:20-24

So I hear Jesus is pretty close to his father, so close that even though they are two, they're actually one. Their unity is so complete and mysterious that theologians have struggled to express their perfectly united relationship for over two millennia. And unless I read that verse wrong, Jesus just asked his father to unite Christians with each other, and with himself, on the same level that he's united to God the Father. That was pretty deep so I'm going to break it down for you:

Jesus is one with God the Father.
Jesus wants to be as close to you as he is to the father.

Challenge: God wants to be so incredibly close to you that it becomes impossible to tell where you end and he begins. Write God a love letter.

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