In this passage from John, Jesus says that he is with not only those who he has himself given the message to but also those who they in turn have spoken to and who accept him as Lord and he seeks to bring all believers together as one before his Father. We also spoke about the Holy Trinity with the Father as the Creator, the Son as the Saviour and the Life Giving Holy Spirit existing together as one and working together to one purpose.
People were then asked to think of examples where three things or areas come together in this way. There were some funny ones – chocolate, nougat and caramel in a Mars Bar for example – but here’s one I like; the Earth we live on has the air, the land and the water. All are home to different forms of life that co-exist together yet none can work and support that life without the others.
We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “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.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 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.”