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Daily Devotion – May 8, 2018
05.08.18

 

John 17:11-19

And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.

 

Reflection by Duke Yaguchi

Here Jesus is speaking to God on behalf of believers. Just as Jesus was lifted out of the physical world to enter heaven, He is asking God to do the same for those who follow Him. How awesome is it to know that Jesus is putting in a good word for us! Who better to have God’s ear than Jesus! Although I don’t want to rush into heaven hastily, I know that God has a place reserved for me and that comforts me.

 

Prayer

Dear God. When my time comes, I look forward to being with you and all of the saints that have passed before me. Thank you, God. Amen.



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