Gifts are a sign of love. We give gifts to those we care about and love. For some, gifts are a love language and by the giving and receiving of them express and receive love. The bestowing of gifts is the physical demonstration of the delight, satisfaction, and acceptance of one for another. So gifts are something to be treasured and appreciated as visible outpourings of love. In light of this, did you know that the Father has bestowed a gift to His Son, Jesus Christ? We are God’s gift to Christ.
John 17 is the pinnacle of the Great Discourse. Known as the “High Priestly Prayer”, this chapter reveals the heart of our Savior and the deep relationship between the Father and the Son. In it, Jesus prays for Himself that the Father would glorify the Son so that the Son may glorify the Father. He prays for His disciples that the Father would keep them in His name and protect them from the evil one. And lastly, He prays for us—the future believers—that we may be one just as the Father and the Son are one.