One verse in John 17 reveals to us why Jesus came. What the end goal of his being born as a human baby was. Why he left his glory in heaven to be born a human baby.
He wants us to be with him for all eternity. John 17:24 says:
“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.”
Jesus wants all who will believe in him to be with him forever. He wants us to be with him in heaven and enjoy eternity with him. But we should not think of this as merely a ticket out of hell and into heaven. He wants relationship with us an eternal relationship. In the last verse of John 17, Jesus said this:
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 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.”
He makes God the Father known to us not a mere head knowledge but rather intimately knowing Jesus and God the Father. Jesus wants an eternal relationship of love. He wants God’s love to be in us. He wants us to be part of the family.
That is why Jesus came. That is why we celebrate Christmas. Jesus loves us, wants us to be with him as part of his family forever.
I am sharing the video What A Beautiful Name because one line from the song conveys it so well- You Didn’t Want Heaven Without Us, So Jesus You Brought Heaven Down.
The question is do we want relationship with Jesus.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.