November 4th, 2016
How beautiful the words of our Savior in John 17 as He prayed for God to protect His followers. How comforting to know that He still prays for that kind of protection over us.
Jesus knew that the moment of His arrest was coming. He knew that His time with the disciples was drawing to an end. He prayed for them and He prayed for us. What a privilege to be a recipient of His prayers and a receiver of His love! How overwhelming to know He died so that I can live. How incredible to know that Jesus is still revealing himself to me. What a great day to be a follower of Christ!
Let’s just soak in the words of Jesus: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message” (John 17:20). Jesus was lifting us up to His heavenly Father. He knew that the world would not like us, that there would be times of persecution and ridicule, so He prayed for God’s protection on us. He knew He was the only way to eternal life–so He died for us.
Author: Scott & Sherry Sherwood