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Day Five: “Time Immemorial”

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

John 17.5 - “And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

Reflection:

All this “glorifying” business reveals the inner workings of our God–the Father and the Son. When Jesus says, “the glory I had with you before the world began,” we remember the beginning part of this gospel.  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind…. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1.1-4, 14).

Our Lord Jesus, the eternal Word, our God, through whom all were made, walked among us two thousand years ago, died, rose, ascended and now continues to pray for us.  “I pray for those who will believe in me through their (Disciples’) message” (John 17:20).

Let’s thank the Lord, “Father, thank you for Jesus’ prayer for us, even now!” We praise the Lord that Jesus has risen with a transformed, glorified body, that he has returned to the Father with the glory he had with the Father before the world began.  Jesus continues praying also for those who will believe in him through those he sends out with the Gospel message. Just as Jesus’ Disciples were set apart and sent out to share the Gospel message with the world, let us pray that we would be set apart, be holy, and be sent out to share the Gospel and minister to the world.

Day Four: “The Real and Forever Life”

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Day Three: “The Father’s Glory”

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Day Two: “Jesus’ Glory”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Day One: “It Is Time”

Monday, August 18th, 2014