Investing in Easter, The Words of the King, Part 2

I sold my house. We close in a few weeks. So many memories. So little time. I’m grieving for the loss yet looking forward to the future.

In the last hours with His disciples, Jesus served them, taught them, and prayed for them. Today we’re going to look at a verse of what is known as “high-priestly” prayer.

“I am no more in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You, Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. John 17:11 (NASB)

Jesus knew the cross lay ahead of Him. He knew the men He’d invested time and energy and three years of His life were weak. He knew they’d abandon Him. He knew even His Father would turn His face away.

Yet, Christ prays for protection and unity for them.

In verses 20-21 of that same chapter, Jesus goes on to say, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those who believe in Me through their words; that they all be one; even as You, Father, are in mMe and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

There are a plethora of pronouns in those verses. Basically, Jesus is praying for His disciples for their protection, their boldness, and their unity. He prays for believers in the future–that’s you and me, friend–when He talks about those who believe through the words of the disciples.

Right before the cross, we were on His mind.

That’s divine.

Take time today to meditate on His Words.

See you tomorrow.

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