What has Jesus done? What is His purpose? Why did He do what He did? In His last private words of prayer with His disciples, Jesus declares that “I have made Thy name known to them, and will make it known; and that He did this so that God’s love for Jesus would be in them, that Jesus would be in them, in us. Jesus dwells in us through the love of God Himself. God is love.
The entire bible, starting in Genesis, is a revelation to humanity about God. Our human history is that we were disconnected from the Holy One because of sin. The biblical story of man having forgotten God is not God forgetting man, rather God has sought after man, century after century. A study in the names of God reveals the character of God, bit by bit, until the culmination of His revelation in Jesus. Wrapped up in these last few verses of John 17 is a consistent declaration of the love and purpose of God. The love of God in Jesus is in us, that Jesus Himself is in us. God’s love is in those who have believed in Jesus in us; Jesus in me.
If I am like Jesus, He is in me and what I do and how I do, as a surrendered follower of Jesus, shall bring glory to God.
When does Jesus do this for me, for you, for his followers? When He then proceeded to walk out that door into His great work of sacrifice so that I could sit here one day and share with others, so that many, many, many before you and I, could stand up for Him in the face of death and hatred and declare Jesus is the face of God and Jesus loves us all enough to give His all so that we could be one with Him, one with the Father.