How powerful and profound is Jesus’ prayer for His church, recorded in Jn. 17:24 –
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Here we learn that God’s eternal vision for His people is to behold the exalted glory of His Son! While we now behold Christ’s glory by faith (2 Cor. 3:18; 1 Pet. 1:6-9), so we are to eagerly await the day when we’ll behold Him face-to-face (1 Jn. 3:1-3).
Beloved, how kind and gracious of God to ever hold this vision before us! The certainty and anticipation of being in Christ’s glorious presence should give great clarity and encouragement to our daily lives (2 Cor. 4:16-18; Col. 3:1-17), and likewise bring us much comfort even in the face of death (Phil. 1:21-23). May the Lord continually bring our vision into alignment with His vision – for our good, and the glory of His great name!
Praying for you, and with you, to this end,