John 17: 20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter.
It’s a big, heavy awesome week. If you have time this week read all of John 17. In it Jesus is about to head to the garden of Gethsemane and He prays for Himself, His disciples who were with Him and me……and you.
It’s hard to wrap my head around what God planned and Jesus accomplished on the cross. It seems too much, it’s too big and I am so unworthy.
This prayer that Jesus prayed is one of unity. He wants us to be united with each other. We have the same Spirit dwelling within us so why is it so hard? The difficulty lies in the fact that unity is how we are to reach the lost world. If we are separated that makes the world doubt our message. Thank goodness the Holy Spirit still draws people despite our shortcomings.
Jesus also prays for us to be united with Him. The Holy Spirit within us as believers unites us with Christ. We can walk and talk with Him at all times. God is in Jesus and His Spirit is in me. How much do I take that for granted? 😭. Jesus forgive me. It is so hard to keep a grasp of that, to walk in it and live that reality.
As we reflect on Jesus this week let’s try to stay in unity. What does that look like? It looks like me decreasing so He can increase in my life. I need to connect with the Spirit in a more conscious manner; allowing Him to rule and reign within me so my thoughts and actions become His.
Why do all this? Why not just jump on the world bandwagon of self?
Because He alone is worthy.
Sunday is coming.