What beauty exists in His expression, "with desire I have desired. . ." It was His heart's desire to share that last Passover meal with them before His suffering on Calvary, His resurrection and before He assumed His glorified body.
We cannot fully know it now because of the law of sin in our flesh, but we have this same intensity of desire in our spirits for the Lord Jesus. With desire we desire to commune with Him now and to eat the Marriage Supper of the Lamb with Him in Heaven. It is our heart's desire to be with Him throughout eternity. Once we have dropped this "robe of flesh" and have risen to be with Him in glory, the continual desire of our hearts will be to know Him more and more and to be ever in His presence.
The most glorious thing is that He has that same intense desire toward us just as He did toward His disciples. He will desire to be with us throughout eternity as much as we desire to be with Him. We will be joined in a union greater than we can ever imagine, greater than any bond we have ever experienced here on earth.
Have hope, we have great and wonderful days ahead!
"I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me,
and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me."