Tuesday, September 27, 2016
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Today I was listening to a sermon on prayer on my way to work. It spoke of Jesus being a friend. I forget that at times. I am sure most do. We look at Christ as God, as Savior, as a great man, but we fail to realize that he is also our friend!
The Bible is full of Christ calling us friends. My favorite verse is John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." That don't say lay down his life for servant nor stranger, but friend
Then further in John in verse 15 it says "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing, but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father i have made known to you."
That speaks to me more then just any kind of friendship. It speaks as though a best friend kind of relationship. He won't hold anything back!
Being a lesbian with a past in the Church of Christ, I don't make too many friends for fear of acceptance. If they knew about my past, or that I love women not men then they won't want to know me. But with Christ, it is different, He says I take you as you are, you are my friend, and I will share Heaven with you when it is time. How powerful is that!
Jesus is the best friend to have too because he don't walk away. He is not going away. Sure you can walk away, but Christ is there waiting for you to come back. He wants good for you and will go to the Father on your behalf and ask that you be blessed. He is like no other friend!
Next time you feel alone, say a prayer and know you got the best friend listening to you!