“Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.” – John 17.11
When Jesus prays ‘Holy Father’, he speaks of the transcendence and yet the intimacy of the Father, the awe-inspiring remoteness and closeness. As we meditate on this amazing truth, we are reminded of the mysteries of the Christian faith, which we receive by grace, with great joy.
Our Father protects us by His own divine presence among us as the I AM. We share His name, and are therefore one, as Jesus and His Father are one. A oneness that encompasses a unity of being and a distinctness of person, a oneness of will and of love.
Only by spending time meditating on the complexities and depths of these truths can they start to ‘sink in’ and start to transform our thinking, feelings and character to reflect something of our Father’s own holiness.