Over the next few days, we are reading the great High Priestly prayer of Jesus, spoken in the Upper Room at the Last Supper. Here is part of today’s extract:

‘Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee, since thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him. And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do; and now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world was made’.

We know that that glory shone forth most clearly on the Cross, through the disfigured Face of the only Son of God. It is there that we ‘beheld His glory, glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth’. Now He is in His Father’s presence, His disfigured Face transfigured to glory.

May we live in His presence this day, and may God bless you.