The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me and loved them, even as You have love Me.
I have been married for almost two years now and the longer I’m married, the more I understand the reality of “two become one.” The more time Glenn and I have together, the more we know each other and the more alike become. Our actions and our reactions to things are slowly starting to look very similar and we’re developing a repertoire of shared memories that only take a wink or a nod to acknowledge when they come to mind.
This is why I’m baffled by the verse above, “that they may be one, just as We are one.” I can comprehend Jesus and God being one (they are father and son and both deity), but to think of my relationship with God as a oneness like what I have with Glenn is unbelievable; unbelievable but entirely possible.
Christ died so that we might experience oneness with our Creator. Because He chose death on a cross, instead of glory among men, we are now able to be perfected in unity with our Father. Not only that, but the glory given to Christ is also bestowed upon us and we are loved by God just as Christ was loved by His Father. The union that I have with Glenn is a closeness I cannot describe. However, this is nothing compared to the union I have with my Creator. God knows every part of me, more than my husband will ever know. He knows my past, my present, and my future and He sent His Son to die on a cross so that I could experience the oneness He desired for me on the day He created me.
No matter who is in your life today that you are close to, your Creator knows you better and loves you better than they will ever be able to. His abounding grace has forgiven you and now He is waiting for you to come and get to know Him. Get to know the One that has been pining for your affection since the day you were born. Get to know the One who has shared every experience and memory you’ve ever had. He loves you as He loves His Son and His grace has allowed you the privilege of being called His child.