John 17:9 – Jesus’ prayer to his Father
“I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.”
I do understand that Christ is God’s gift to me. I understand how important what I learn from Jesus is to my life’s purpose and quality. I understand my image relates to his impact in this world. …But I’ve also been well trained by life that I have to do what’s necessary to prepare well so I can be a credit to Christ as his follower.
That’s what makes this one little phrase so very special. What I am prepared to do is not the reason I’m related to Christ. It’s not that I’m a student, or because he improves the quality and purpose of my life, or even because I want to be his companion, although those thing are surely true. I am under the prayerful protection of Christ today simply because God has given me to him. I am God’s gift to Jesus!!! Wow, think of it, you are God’s gift to Jesus too!!! We can appreciate all the things our heart leads us to do for Christ but this is the most important thing we’ll ever have to offer back to him..to simply Be The Gift!