Jesus Calls Me Friend
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15, NIV)
In life, we develop many relationships. Some of them last for a season, others a lifetime. At any point in time, we can usually look back and count our close, dependable, and trustworthy friends on one hand. You know – the kind of friends who are always there for you through thick and thin, good or bad, happy or sad, no matter what.
I find it amazing and very comforting to know that Jesus calls me friend. Yes, He is my friend, the best friend I will ever have. He talks to me, reveals and ex-plains secrets about the mysteries of life. Sometimes we just hang out together and I simply embrace who He is. I trust Jesus and look forward to sharing the most private details of my life: my hopes, dreams, disappointments, hurts, sadness, anger and frustration. I am at ease and I know that I can tell Him everything about any situation in my life. I am comforted and reassured to know that Jesus never forgets or breaks a promise.
Even on the days when I struggle and miss the mark or fail the “love test,” He remains my friend. He is always patient, forgiving, and accepting of my shortcomings. I know that I can trust Him to give me the grace to face every situation. I can count on Him to back me up in any fight. I feel secure knowing that He will never abandon me or betray me. I can always count on Him to be supportive and understanding. He encourages me when I feel tired and weak and am on the verge of giving up.
Yes, Jesus is my friend. Do you know Him? Does He call you friend? If not, I encourage you to invite Him into your life today.
Lord, thank you for loving me and for sending Jesus to be my friend. Jesus, I cannot imagine life without you. My life will never be the same because I have you. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.