Jesus prayed for me. It seems like every time I read the Bible, I discover new things. Yes I know the stories and essentially know how it flows from Genesis to Revelations, but when you dig deep into verses and really think and pray about them, new avenues open up. Always!
This morning I was just flipping pages in the Bible and started to skim across John 17. What really caught my eye at the time was the human added section headers, which read “Jesus Prays for Himself”. Then a little later on in the chapter, “Jesus Prays for His Disciples” and then the one that caused me to pause, “Jesus Prays for Future Believers”
I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. – John 17:20
He prayed for all of us. He prayed for me, for you, for our parents, and grandparents. He prayed for our children, our grandchildren, and our great-great-great-great grandchildren to come. He prayed for the rich and the poor, for the healthy and the sick. He prayed for those that were believers their entire lives, to those who only believed moments before their death. He prayed for all believers even though we are all sinners.
This simple sentence, became so profound to me today. I’m sure I’ve read it before, but today I really noticed it. Jesus went to His father in prayer for me, 2000 years ago. Pretty cool stuff.