Where I am going you cannot come.

When he (Judas Iscariot) had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, 'Where I am going you cannot come.'

Judas has left the supper table and our Lord's first reaction is to speak of his own glorification. He will go on to speak to his disciples (sans Judas) of heaven, the Holy Spirit and living connected to God as branches are to a spiritual vine. He will end this time of intimate fellowship by praying for his followers. There is a sense that Jesus was now able to share at a more intimate level now that his betrayer was no longer present with them.

The ultimate revelation of the glory of God is found in death - it was for Christ and it is for us. In this life we get small glimpses of God's glory. We see lives changed by the gospel. We experience the love of God through the body of Christ. Yet there is an expectation of a greater glory to be experienced when we die. When we pray for His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven we intercede for the glory of God to be revealed among us.

Lord, be glorified in your body today.

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