John 17:13-19  “Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. [14] I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. [15] I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. [16] They do not belong to this world any more than I do. [17] Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. [18] Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. [19] And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.”

Jesus obviously loves us so much more than we can imagine! Look, at the powerful prayers He is praying for us in these verses. Verse 14 serves as a reminder, we do not belong to the world! This world is not our home; our citizenship is found in Heaven! However, right now, we are to serve Christ in this world as messengers of His Gospel. Note verse 15, He did not ask the Father to remove us from the world, but instead He asked for us to be kept safe while here in the world. We are being sent out into the darkness, to serve as a light! What an honor we have to be missionaries for Jesus!

Advertisements