You loved me before the foundation of the world ...

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."

With these words the Lord Jesus finishes his last prayer before he walks the path to the cross. As he ends his prayer he asks the Father the reveal the glory of the Son for all to see. It reminds me of how John begins his gospel by saying:
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The hallmarks of the glory of the Son of God are love, grace and truth. Knowing God has always been about these things. When Jesus makes himself known to us he reveals a greater measure of love, grace and truth. Love to impel us, grace to empower us and truth to guide us. It is how He is glorified in our lives and in all the earth.

Lord Jesus, glorify your name in me and in all the earth.

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