Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24
As Jesus walked toward Gethsemane, He paused at some point to offer the most phosphorescent prayer in the Bible—John 17. Every word glowed in the night. He prayed for Himself and for His disciples, and He spoke of the love He shared with the Heavenly Father from eternity past.
The deepest truth in Christianity involves the Trinity—there is one God who eternally exists in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The reason we need to give and receive love today is because we’re made in the image of God, and God is not solitary. He is plurality. In His essence as the Trinity, He is a God of community, communion, and communication.
Think of what that means! When we love others, we reflect the work of the Trinity, and we are engaged in everlasting relationships. So stop quarreling and start loving!
I have often used John 17:24 as a text for funeral meditations. How do we know that Christians go to heaven? Because of the price that Jesus paid and the promise that Jesus made, and the prayer that Jesus prayed. Warren W. Wiersbe
The 6 Prayer Requests of Jesus | David Jeremiah | John 17
One of the ways Jesus chooses to care for us is through prayer. As revealed in His great prayer for us in John 17, He advocates for us, intercedes for us, and prays for us.