Jesus Is Our Friend

I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. – John 15:15 

Think of your best friend and what makes them so special to you. They like and care about you, whether you are happy or sad. They talk and listen to you, they keep your deepest secrets safe; they help you, and they make time to be together and create shared memories. This is what Jesus wants to do for us too. He wants you to be His friend. He is actively seeking you out, and He promises to reciprocate completely.

Jesus is always there for us. He knows what it is like to have good friends. He had 11 of them who traveled with Him for years, plus many more in cities who waited for Him to arrive and stay with them as long as possible like Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. He knows how important friendships are, and He wants us to experience the joy of His friendship.

For our part, we need to communicate often with Him in prayer, allowing quiet time to listen, give of ourselves to Him by giving to other people He loves. We also should be making time to create memories together at church and immersing ourselves in His Word. It takes time and effort, but it is so worth it.

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