No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you—(John 15:15, ESV).
I sat at my desk speechless as my boss confessed that she was on her way to a job interview. She was one of the best bosses I had ever worked for and this was not welcome news.
Seeing my worried look, she squeezed my arm and said under her breath, “Don’t think of it as losing a boss, think of it as gaining a friend... if I’m chosen for the new position, we’ll be free to hang out together without it being weird.”
She left for her appointment, leaving me mulling over her comment.
Isn’t it strange how we relate to bosses–or employees–on a different level than how we would a friend? We tell friends our fears, dreams and secrets... information that would not typically be shared with work subordinates!
And to think He calls us friends; no longer servants, but His friends. Consider that for a moment. What a position of honor; that Christ would choose to share with us what his Father says, filling our hearts with His Words and wisdom. Inconceivable!
Lord, you are amazing. Thank you for calling us, friend. Forgive us for taking our relationship with you for granted and for not fully grasping the privilege. Continue, sweet Spirit, to whisper into our hearts all the secrets that are hidden in your Word, Amen.
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