One of the reasons I love reading through John in the bible is because he gives us a deeper look into Jesus through the conversations Jesus had with people such as the Samaritan woman at the well, and Nicodemus coming to him at night.
The conversation Jesus had with God the Father before his crucifixion reveals something that was on the heart and mind of Jesus and still is. It deals with what Jesus wants for us. In John 17 we read:
“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”
Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that Jesus wants us to be with him in heaven?
Jesus want us to see him on his throne and enjoy being with him for all eternity. It is not for his own ego. He knows for us to be with him in heaven and to experience heaven with all of its splendor free of pain, sorrow, and troubles, is the best thing for us.
That is why Psalm 116 says:
“Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful servants”
The pain of death and the circumstances of our deaths are not what is precious to him. What is precious to him is us coming home to him for all of eternity free of the troubles of this world, free from sickness, free from despair.
So what does Jesus want for us? He wants us to be with him for all of eternity. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.