“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. I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the love You have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
– John 17:24,26
Jesus – the Alpha and Omega; the Beginning and the End – prays to the Father for all of us who know Him. He prays that we will one day be with Him, in His perpetual light, and share in His glory, forever. Jesus emphasises that He will continue to make the Father known to us, and that He too will remain in us (even after He leaves this earth). Jesus will do so by sending the Holy Spirit, who we Christians receive through the Sacrament of Baptism.
If we allow Him to, the Spirit will instil a burning love and faith in us; He will console us and counsel us. The Spirit will give us the strength to overcome all that the evil one throws at us in his determination to draw us away from God and from His promise of life everlasting in His Glorious Presence.
You are the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End
and You love me so much that You chose to die for me on the Cross
to save me and give me eternal life.
Thank You, O loving Lord.
Thank You also for sending Your Holy Spirit, Lord,
who I welcome into my heart.
It is through Him that I proclaim You as Lord.
Come Holy Spirit, come and take over,
that I may be filled with Love and be made worthy of Christ’s promises.