Our Lord’s last will

I think that today’s verse, in regard to the meditation: ‘Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.’ (John 12:26), is a real challenge, the word ‘must‘ leaves little room for a ‘maybe I’ll follow when it’s convenient’, interpretation – don’t you think?

The part of Jesus’ prayer being considered today: ‘Father,I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.’ (John 17:24), inspires me and fills me with an impatient trust and expectancy of the future – I long to pass through that gate of death (when my mission is complete) and see Jesus in all His glory.

I agree with Selwyn, when he writes: ‘Yet it is true. It is His will that we be with Him in eternity and behold and participate in His glory. And nothing, absolutely nothing, can stop the Saviour’s last will and testament being executed in the manner He desires.’ How good is that?

It’s also great to feel Selwyn desire to see Jesus, as expressed in today’s prayer: ‘O Father, what a prospect: one day I am going to see Jesus in all His glory! I feel like saying with the poet, “O day of rest and triumph, delay not thy dawning.” Even so, come Lord Jesus! Amen.’ What a great desire to hold onto, in the last days of our life – do you feel the same way?