About a week ago I downloaded the free Kindle version of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Since doing that, I've taken a bit of a break from my normal Bible Study and have enjoyed just reading it.
I came across Jesus' prayer in John 17, and I just keep going back to it.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 I pray not only for these,
but also for those who believe in Me
through their message.
21 May they all be one,
as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You.
May they also be one in Us,
so the world may believe You sent Me.
22 I have given them the glory You have given Me.
May they be one as We are one.
23 I am in them and You are in Me.
May they be made completely one,
so the world may know You have sent Me
and have loved them as You have loved Me.
I desire those You have given Me
to be with Me where I am.
Then they will see My glory,
which You have given Me
because You loved Me before the world's foundation.
25 Righteous Father!
The world has not known You.
However, I have known You,
and these have known that You sent Me.
26 I made Your name known to them
and will make it known,
so the love You have loved Me with
may be in them and I may be in them.
The more I read that, the more amazed/humbled/convicted I am.
Nearly 2000 years ago, just before Calvary, Jesus prayed for me. What a good and mighty God we serve.
Thank you to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday this week.