John 17, Thanksgiving

I love my grandchildren so very much! And I love that they just keep coming. They come to my house, and they come into being as we have one only two months old. But as much as I love them, I love their parents, my children, my babies, even more. From the moment I conceived them, my life has been for them. Well, of course, God first, and my husband second. But after that my children are life to me.

I thank God for my children! He gifted them to me, and I was not worthy of His blessing me that way. I tried to raise them according to His instructions and I also tried to live that way. I still do. That was and is for their benefit, and mine.

When I think of Jesus being God’s son, it’s no wonder to me that everything God did and does points to Jesus. His Word, His creation, and eternity all point to His son. My life points to my offspring. So why wouldn’t everything in creation point to God’s offspring?

In John 17, Jesus prays for His followers, His apostles, and this prayer includes us.

He says about them in verse 20-21 as He is preparing to go back to heaven, “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 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.”

Jesus is praying to His Father about being one with us! Do we think about being one with Him and God? Being one with Jesus is something to be more thankful for than even my babies. Knowing that I will be with Him for eternity is the most reassuring, and joyful, experience of my life! And then having my children there with me too would only add to my joy! I hope and pray they are one with Jesus so we can praise Him together forever!

Why would God have everything point to Jesus, His son? First, that’s His baby! That’s part of Him. I definitely get that. And second, we are His babies! He wants us to be with Him forever too! He had to give us a way to be with Him for eternity. So, He sent Jesus to give us that  way. And everything tells us about Jesus. It’s all for Him. We’re all for Him. Always has been and always will be. And we can only go to heaven through Jesus.

What are you thankful for?

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