John 17:2 says, “For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.”
I was reading a commentary on John 17 as I read it this evening. The commentary on verse 2 explains how God gave Jesus authority over every person – whether they were going to believe in Jesus or oppose him completely – so that Jesus can still give eternal life to those who will receive it. Eternal life means to know God fully; we’re not just talking about heaven here! I know this sounds redundant – reading the verse & then what I typed – but it stood out to me. I thought it was really neat how even though throughout the years people have tried to stop Christianity (Christ-followers), they couldn’t. Why? Not because Christians are awesome, but because Jesus has the power over everyone. I don’t care who you are; if you deny that He exists, it doesn’t make him non-existent. He not only lives today but he has power over you.
For those who don’t believe in Jesus right now, this should make you want to give up trying to not believe in Him or prove his non-existence. There’s good news for you though. Jesus loves YOU. No matter what you’ve done, said, or tried to prove otherwise, He still loves you & will NEVER stop chasing you. He wants you to be one of those talked about in John 17:2 – “…those you have given him.”
Don’t know what to do now? Start by reading the Gospel of John. It’s awesome. It’s all about Jesus & it’s all about the truth. He loves you, and so do I. Feel free to post here or email me if you have any questions. I’d be happy to help you understand more about God & his love for you.