"After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began." (John 17:1-5)
Jesus was thinking about us. We are the people that God entrusted to the Son.
Look back and what do you see?
I see His hand of Mercy & Grace keeping me and opening my eyes to recognize Him!
Every memory, every scent and image reminds me that God so loved the world that he gave….gave His Son for me!
Looking back helps me appreciate looking forward. Like Jesus, my Father in heaven will help me reach my purpose so that I can return the Glory to Him!
“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. (John 17:6-8)