It is such a beautiful moment to spend time with friends. They can encourage, uplift, wipe away the tears from your eyes, share in your joy, laugh with you, be honest and truthful to you. Friendship is a wonderful blessing. I am thankful for the times when I have been able to have many moments with dear friends.
In the recent months, I have become close to a wonderful woman who I am so thankful for. We have laughed hard together and cried alongside one another. We have experienced loss and grief, anxiety and frustration. The Lord has given me her friendship and it is a truly wonderful gift. It has been a challenging few months for both of us. I really feel that God’s hand has been on both of our lives to encourage, support and help one another in our various trials and triumphs in life.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”1 Thessalonians 5:11
We need a close friend. Someone who can pray into our situation and offer insights that we may have missed or overlooked. God brings people into our lives who can pray with us, help meet our needs, read the bible with us, listen to us, comfort us, share in our joy and so much more.
A True Friend
Jesus Christ is a friend of sinners. He is a friend that gave His own life for all of us. There is no greater love than this. It opened the door for salvation to all that believed in Him. We are His friends when we follow Him.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. 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 15:12-15
We can be friends of God! Friends! That is an amazing truth. Being a friend to the Creator of the world and the Saviour of the world! It seems almost incomprehensible. But it is so tangible, true and real! Jesus Christ did nothing but love. He was love. He is a friend to all of us today. When we accept Him as Saviour and Lord, He is always with us and He promises to be with us, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
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