Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: that in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him. (Ephesians 1:9-10 KJV, emphasis mine)
John Ch.s 13-17
John 17 God’s goal for us is oneness.
John 13 Oneness is produced and sustained, that is, established, by love.
John 14 The foundation or cornerstone of love is trust.
John 15 All of this is made possible by living in union with Jesus.
John 16 What we have from living in the world is sorrow; what we have from living in union with Christ is joy.
Prayer: Father, help us to live in closer union with You and with Your family.