John 17:1-5, Christ, All Glorious

On the night before Jesus died, he prayed a prayer that puts God’s plan of redemption on display. The opening verses of the prayer (John 17:1-5) reveal the driving motive that lay behind all that Jesus came to do: the glory of God. Contrary to our tendency to evaluate the value of all things according to our own interests, Jesus saw all things through the lens of God’s interests. His glory is of ultimate importance.