Christ’s Petition Granted
“And now, Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
Was the petition granted? Answer, ye Roman sentinels, who watched His sepulcher! Answer, ye men of Galilee, who gazed upon His chariot as He ascended from the Mount of Olives!
The glorification of the Son by the Father implies all the honours of His mediatorial office: all the crowns that He won by His victory over death and hell. The Father raised Him from the dead and received Him up into glory as a testimony of His acceptance as the sinner’s Surety: an expression of perfect satisfaction with His vicarious sacrifice upon the cross. It was the just reward of His work; it was the fruit of His gracious travail. He is crowned with glory and honour for the sufferings of death because He hath poured out His soul unto death. Therefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name that is above every name.