Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Jesus’ desire for us is to be with Him where He lives so that we may see His glory. Where does Jesus live? We know from many Biblical references that He is seated at the right hand of His Father. But in John 1:18, we see a more intimate description of Jesus’ place alongside His Heavenly Dad.
The KJV & WEB versions of the Bible say that Jesus came from the bosom of His Father…. No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him. Since we are in Christ, then we too get to be where Jesus lives and that is in His Father’s bosom. It is in this place of complete love and security that we will know that He has loved us even before the foundation of the world.
My prayer today is that we would know that the glory of the Father’s love is that He has always loved us. Before He created the world, He loved us. Jeremiah 31:3 says that God loves us with an everlasting love. This is a love that knows no beginning and no end.
Since this is not an earthly love, we cannot experience it apart from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our hearts (Romans 5:5). May we all receive a deeper infilling of the everlasting, limitless love of God today that Jesus enjoys in the bosom of His Father.
I truly believe that the room (mansion or home) that Jesus referred to in John 14:1-3 is a unique place in the bosom of our Dad that is reserved for each one of us. May we all know that we have full access to this place in the heart of our Father anytime, day or night.
“Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many homes. If it weren’t so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.
24 “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.
18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[a] is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
3 The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.