Saturday, June 27, 2009

John 17

1 comment:

Prairie Chick said...

"I showed what You are like to those you gave me from the world."" v 6

Look to Jesus to understand God's character. Always blows my mind. God in flesh.

""keep them safe by the power of your name... so that they will be one just as You and I are one."

Unity of the body, essential.

"I pray these things... to that these followers can have all my joy in them."

mmmm... I want it!

"I have given them your teaching... Make them ready for your service through your truth; your teaching is truth." v15,17

Mmmm again. To be steeped in the word, to be challenged in the word, to be encouraged by one another through the exhortation of the word, is to live triumphantly carried along on the current of truth rather than fighting to keep one's head above water as one seeks to go against the flow of a secular culture on their own mental, emotional or physical effort. I long for more of this in my life.

Love this chapter. So encouraging to know that Jesus intercedes for us like this. He truly is our mediator and intercessor and He wants to pour His strength and joy and love into our lives. Wow! Talk about happy thoughts.