These things spoke Jesus, and having lifted up His eyes to heaven, He said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son in order that the Son may glorify you, even as you gave to Him authority over all flesh, in order that all that you have given Him as a permanent gift, He should give to them life eternal John 17: 1-2 Kenneth Wuest Translation.
DId you know that you are a gift from God to Jesus? God gave you to Jesus as a permanent gift. This is an awesome revelation when you think about Jesus and how He thinks. First of all if God gave you a gift would you value it? You have to really think about what I just asked you. So God the Father, the Creator of the entire expanding universe gives you a gift. What an honor, what a blessing, what a gift. But that is exactly what God the Father has actually done. “What gift has God given to me?” To begin with He has given you the gift of life and if you are born again eternal life. But more importantly He has given you Christ as a gift. And with Christ comes the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 King James Version
So when we look at both of these scriptures we see that God has given us to Jesus as a permanent gift and he has given Jesus to us as a permanent gift. One of the things that is important is to realize and know that Jesus loves His Father and that anything His Father gives Him, He values. So you are important and you are valuable to both Jesus and God the Father. In this scripture Jesus was talking about his disciples but He also was talking about you. In the story of Esther before she became queen, she was prepared for months to be “presented” to the king. You are even more valuable to Jesus than that. So know your value and know you are a gift to Jesus Himself. If you think no one values you He does. I’ll take Jesus’s opinion over man’s any day. Amen!
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!