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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, February 9

John 17:20-23a

”My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.”

The last sentence in this passage has me scratching my head. Jesus gave the disciples glory? As I meditate on this, I am seeing the word “glory” being used to describe the indescribable: Jesus wanted to be “one” with the disciples, as close and united as his “oneness” with God. This oneness would allow the disciples to go forward and share Christ with others in a powerful way. And ultimately, Jesus was waiting for us, you and me, to become one with Him as well.

Holy Father, your gifts are wonderful. This glory is beyond my comprehension. Help me to better understand, through your Word. Amen

Becky, transforming

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